Victims, Witnesses, and Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA)

This impact assessment considers how the Victims, Witnesses, and Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill will affect children’s rights and wellbeing. It records the research, analysis and engagement that has taken place in respect of this and how this has informed the development of the Bill.

Post Assessment Review and sign-off

Communicating impact to children and young people

Both the CRWIA and EQIA will be published on the Scottish Government website.

Organisations who work with, support and represent children and young people will be directly emailed to inform them about the Bill and impact assessments being published.

It is also the intention to publish factsheets about the content of the Bill to help people understand what the Bill will do and how the policies will affect them. The final content of the factsheets is yet to be decided but may include specific information for children and young people and will be laid out in an easy-to-understand format.

Planning for the review of impact on child rights (Stage 3)

Monitoring and evaluation plans for the Bill are currently being developed and consideration of impact on the rights of children and young people, including Stage 3 of the CRWIA, are being factored into this.

Compatibility sign-off statement

This proposal has been assessed against the UNCRC requirements and has been found to be compatible.

Deputy Director Signature: Anna Donald, Deputy Director for Criminal Justice

Date of sign-off: 9 April 2023

SGLD sign-off: Yes



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