Child Disability Payment Amendment Regulations: draft island communities impact assessment

The Islands Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA) considers the Disability Assistance For Children And Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 in relation to their impacts on people living in the Islands under Section 8 of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018.

Monitoring and Review

76. Monitoring the impact of CDP in island and remote rural communities will be a continuous process and where any unintended consequences are identified, steps will be taken to improve the service. The Scottish Government will put in place a monitoring and evaluation plan for the CDP prior to implementation which takes account of the issues identified within this impact assessment. The Scottish Government also plans to publish its Disability Benefits Evaluation Strategy in Summer 2021 which will explore the effectiveness of specific policy changes for clients.

77. On-going stakeholder engagement with key organisations will also provide the Scottish Government with an opportunity to monitor the impact of the policy.

78. The Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 places a duty on the Scottish Ministers to report annually to the Scottish Parliament on the performance of the Scottish social security system during the previous financial year. The report is to describe what the Scottish Ministers have done in that year to meet the expectations on them set out in the charter and will include information on the impact of island-proofing.

79. The Scottish Ministers have also committed to engaging with, and reporting regular progress to, the Islands Strategic Group to ensure that those representing the interests of island communities and others with experience of the current system, are fairly represented in the development and delivery of the Scottish social security system.



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