5. How will the policy/measure give better or further effect to the implementation of the UNCRC in Scotland?
These policies fulfil the UNCRC Article 3 - Best interests of the child.
This policy will mitigate the risk of young people seeing or hearing information during an appeal that could cause serious harm to their physical or mental health. This policy will give the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal a discretionary power to issue a direction prohibiting the disclosure of a document or information to a person if it will cause serious harm to the physical or mental health of the recipient or some other person.
This will also impact positively on families where the adult receiving Child Disability Payment on behalf of the child may themselves be at risk of serious harm to their physical or mental health and the Tribunal giving a direction to prohibit disclosure of the harmful information to that individual will reduce the possibility of it causing serious harm to their physical or mental health.
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