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Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

A child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) to consider the impacts of the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022


Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) wellbeing indicators

33. The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 introduced a range of indicators used to measure children and young peoples' wellbeing. Our assessment of the impacts of transferring individuals currently in receipt of Working Age Disability Living Allowance to Adult Disability Payment, in cases where they would otherwise be required to apply for Personal Independence Payment, against this framework is:

Healthy: Adult Disability Payment will improve the health of disabled adults, by ensuring that increased financial support is provided to them, contributing towards the additional costs of care and transport. This will in turn have positive impacts on any child or young person with a disability, living in a household and/or being cared for by an individual with an award of Working Age Disability Living Allowance.

Achieving: The provision of the mobility and daily living components of Adult Disability Payment directly contribute to enabling disabled individuals including young people to engage in activities of their choosing including education, development opportunities and social activities. This will in turn have positive impacts on any child or young person with a disability, living in a household and/or being cared for by an individual with an award of Working Age Disability Living Allowance.

Active: The provision of daily living and mobility components of Adult Disability Payment will provide the funds to enable individuals to engage in community activities of their choosing, ensuring that they have the option to choose to engage in community based activities and resources. This will in turn have positive impacts on any child or young person with a disability, living in a household and/or being cared for by an individual with an award of Working Age Disability Living Allowance.

Respected: The principle of respect for the dignity of individuals is at the heart of the new Scottish social security system and specified in the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018. Adult Disability Payment will further embed these principles, recognising that disabled individuals, have the right to engage in activities of their choosing and providing funds to enable them to purchase the services or equipment they need to help them do so. The administration of the assistance has been designed to ensure that people are treated with dignity and respect and provided with a service that takes account of, and meets, their needs. This will in turn have positive impacts on any child or young person with a disability, living in a household and/or being cared for by an individual with an award of Working Age Disability Living Allowance.

Responsible: There is not considered to be any specific impact of this policy for children or young people in connection with this specific criteria.

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Email: Mhairi.Wilson@gov.scot

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