Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

Scottish Government's assessment of the impacts on children's rights and wellbeing of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill.

CRWIA Stage 5: Recommendations, Monitoring and Review - key points

1. Record your overall conclusions from the CRWIA

As outlined in the CRWIA trends demonstrate that further and cohesive action must be taken to tackle child poverty and that including in statute targets to reduce poverty amongst children will be a key driver to success.

2. Recommendations

The Child Poverty Bill will have a positive impact on children and young people in Scotland including those living in poverty.

The Child Poverty Bill should include in statute targets to reduce the levels of Child Poverty across Scotland by 2030.

As a result of the CRWIA it is concluded that the Scottish Government should proceed with the Child Poverty Bill because it will serve to focus the Scottish Government's efforts to tackle child poverty in Scotland and improve the life chances of Scotland's children and young people.

The Child Poverty Bill is compatible with, and complementary to the intentions of the UNCRC and meets the recommendations outlined.

3. How will the policy/measure be monitored? Date and agreed process for monitoring and review

Annual reports will be produced to document progress against the range of measures outlined in the Child Poverty Measurement Framework as well as against the statutory income targets and the Delivery Plans.

The proposed Poverty & Inequality Commission will play a key role in monitoring and reviewing Scottish Government achievements in line with the delivery plan and targets outlined.

4. Date and agreed process for Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Evaluation

As above


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