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.