We've worked closely with key partners to fully assess the impact of the provisions under the Carers (Scotland) Act. This process has included the production of the following impact assessments, which may be reviewed before commencement of the Act on April 1, 2018:
Business and regulatory impact assessment
A partial business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) was included in the public consultation on the Bill in January 2014. The final BRIA builds on and updates this document to reflect responses to the consultation, extensive discussion with stakeholders and the Policy and Financial Memoranda accompanying the Bill.
The BRIA sets out the purpose and intended effect of the Bill, describes the consultation which has taken place (within Government, with the public and with business) and details the options which that were considered, with costs and benefits for each. It also covers the impact on Scottish firms, a competition assessment, the impact on Legal Aid, enforcement, sanctions and monitoring, and implementation and delivery.
Child rights and wellbeing impact assessment
To accompany the Carers (Scotland) Act a child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) has been completed. The aim of the CRWIA is to identify, research, analyse and record the anticipated impact of the Act on children’s human rights and wellbeing in Scotland.
Equality impact assessment
A partial equality impact assessment (EQIA) was included in the public consultation on the Bill in January 2014. The final EQIA builds on and updates this document to reflect responses to the consultation and extensive discussion with stakeholders that was undertaken as part of the EQIA process.
The EQIA considers impacts by looking at the Bill in relation to the protected characteristics: age, disability, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and gender reassignment.
Privacy impact assessment
The privacy impact assessment seeks to identify and assess any privacy implications arising from the Bill. It will be updated during the Parliamentary Passage of the Bill if any concerns are highlighted by stakeholders.