The guidance was written by Scottish Government officials, informed by a guidance advisory group made up of representatives from the statutory and voluntary sectors.
A professional writer was employed for 12 months using the Scottish Government’s interim specialist contract with approved agencies. The work included:
Working with stakeholders to understand their business needs;
Carrying out a series of one to one discussions on requirements with advisory group members;
Developing and drafting the core of the guidance in accessible language.
The total cost was £81,609.67.
The guidance was subject to stakeholder consultation and was significantly amended in response to comments.