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Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA)

The Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) is a policy development and improvement approach used by Scottish Government officials from June 2015. It has been designed to help support Ministers in meeting their duties under Part 1 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, the ‘2014 Act’, and in relation to the Articles of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

The CRWIA helps Government policy teams assess whether Scottish Government policies, measures and legislation will:

The CRWIA can be undertaken as part of a joint impact assessment (for example with an EQIA), provided that there is cross-referencing of issues relevant to each impact assessment, and that outputs are published separately.

Availability of CRWIA Guidance for Scottish Government officials for wider use (March 2016)

The CRWIA policy development and improvement approach has been made available for public authorities and children’s services to adapt for their own uses, if they wish.

Examples of Scottish Government CRWIAs

Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014
Child Poverty Bill
Carers (Scotland) Act 2016
Tobacco, nicotine and care
Secure accommodation
Pregnancy and Parenthood in Young People Strategy
Review of the NHS Complaints Procedure
Environmental quality
Adoption
Welfare funds
Safeguarders
National transport strategy
Burial and cremation
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA)
Mental Health Strategy
Devolution of Employment Support
Forestry and Land Management
Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy