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.