Children's rights and wellbeing impact assessments: guidance

A collection of guidance to assist with creating children's rights and wellbeing impact assessments (CRWIAs).


The Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) is the approach that officials use to provide evidence that proper consideration has been given to the impact that a policy/measure will have on children and young people up to the age of 18.

CRWIAs follow normal impact assessment practice, and uses two frameworks in the assessment:

  • the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) which the Scottish Government, along with other duty bearers, is required to respect, protect and fulfil
  • child wellbeing indicators developed as part of the GIRFEC approach to children’s services provision in Scotland

CRWIAs will help officials satisfy Ministerial duties in Part 1 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, including the duty to report progress on the implementation of the UNCRC to the Scottish Parliament every three years.

List of CRWIAs

Guidance and templates