Scottish Welfare Fund: statutory guidance May 2019

The Scottish Welfare Fund (SWF) aims to provide a safety net to people on low incomes through Crisis Grants and Community Care Grants.

12. Data Monitoring 

Regular Statistical Monitoring

12.1 The Scottish Government and local authorities are working together to collate and analyse quantitative data about the operation of individual Welfare Funds.  

12.2 Local authorities should work with software providers to make arrangements to capture the agreed data set as specified at: 

12.3 This data should be collected continuously through case management systems and sent to the Scottish Government in the prescribed format as requested.  

12.4 The Scottish Government publishes statistics about the Scottish Welfare Fund at: 



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