Children (Scotland) Act 2020 - registers of child welfare reporters, curators ad litem and solicitors: consultation

This consultation focuses on the register of child welfare reporters, the register of curators ad litem in cases under section 11 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and the register of solicitors appointed where a person has been prohibited from personally conducting a case themselves.

Part 5: Conclusion

Impact Assessments

5.1. In accordance with usual practice, the Scottish Government has prepared a number of impact assessments in relation to the development of policy in this area.

5.2. The Scottish Government considers that the changes proposed or considered in this consultation have minimal impact on the environment. Accordingly, the Scottish Government has sent a pre-screening exemption from Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) to the SEA consultation authorities.[37]

5.3. A draft Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) is attached at Annex F. This provides details of the estimated cost of adopting various options discussed in the consultation.

5.4. A draft Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) is attached at Annex G. This considers which Articles of the UNCRC are engaged by the proposals and policy options identified for children and young people. The CRWIA also sets out the evidence that the Scottish Government has identified so far as relevant to the assessment of these options.

5.5. A draft Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) has also been undertaken and is attached at Annex H.

5.6. The changes proposed to the law would have impacts in relation to equalities. A draft Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) is attached at Annex I.

5.7. A draft Fairer Scotland Impact Assessment and a draft Islands Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA) have been undertaken and are available at Annexes J and K.

Question 35) :

Do you have any comments about, or evidence relevant to:

a) the draft Business And Regulatory Impact Assessment Yes/No

b) the draft Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment; Yes/No

c) the draft Data Protection Impact Assessment; Yes/No

d) the draft Equality Impact Assessment; Yes/No

e) the draft Fairer Scotland Impact Assessment Yes/No or

f) the draft Islands Communities Impact Assessment Yes/No

Please provide your comments

Any further comments

5.8. The Scottish Government recognises that in order to develop well informed policy and legislation, it is important that we receive responses reflecting the range of views held on this subject.

5.9. Consultees are welcome to make any other comments relating to this consultation.

Question 36): Do you have any further comments?#



Please provide your comments



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