Disclosure Scotland

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 17th November 2010.

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Photo of Hugh O'Donnell Hugh O'Donnell Liberal Democrat

Question S3W-37283

To ask the Scottish Executive who was employed by Disclosure Scotland to write the 136-page guidance to the new rules for the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme and what the cost was.

Photo of Adam Ingram Adam Ingram Scottish National Party

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.

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