Findings from the National Collaborative's Call for Evidence on the experiences of people affected by substance use and their human rights.

In May – August 2023, the National Collaborative launched a Call for Evidence to gather views from around Scotland about people’s experiences of substance use and human rights.

The findings from this Call for Evidence have now been analysed and are available in the following formats:

Video summary of the findings from the Call for Evidence

The findings from this Call for Evidence will now be used to inform and shape a draft Charter of Rights for people affected by substance use.   This will show how the new Human Rights Bill can be implemented in practice.

The draft Charter will be open for consultation in early 2024.

This work brought together people affected by substance use, their families and people working across a wide range of services.

  • More than 650 people took part
  • 8 national sessions
  • 37 community conversations
  • 19 survey responses from individuals

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