The incorporation of the UNCRC is a significant step in respecting, protecting and fulfilling the human rights of children and young people in Scotland.
This draft document is an initial assessment of the impact of incorporating the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scots Law and Scottish Government will continue to review and update this document where required during the parliamentary process. Any future iterations will reflect an increased understanding of these impacts as the amount of data and research available continues to grow.
This document, alongside the CRWIA, has attempted to set out an initial overview of the range of impacts the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill will have on those groups in society who will be most affected by its implementation. The Bill sets out to have a positive impact on reducing poverty related inequality by putting children and young people at the centre of decision-making processes.
The Scottish Government welcome your views and evidence to help develop this impact assessment. If you are in regular contact with policy makers in the Scottish Government please feel free to use your normal routes of engagement to provide further evidence or comments. If you are not in regular contact with policy makers in the Scottish Government or have any more general comments on both the assessment and mitigation activities please send them to: UNCRCIncorporation@gov.scot.
Name: Mairi Macpherson
Title: Deputy Director, Creating Positive Futures
Directorate: Children and Families Directorate
Division: Creating Positive Futures Division
Team: UNCRC Incorporation Team”