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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


Key findings and conclusion

34. The development of Adult Disability Payment and how it will be delivered – including the case transfer process - has been informed by engagement with a range of stakeholders and people with lived experience of the current benefit system. We have specifically designed the case transfer process in line with our case transfer principles to ensure that individuals are supported through the process, that no one is disadvantaged as a result of the process, that payment frequencies are maintained on transfer and that short term assistance is made available should an individual see a reduction in award following review.

35. Individuals transferring from Working Age Disability Living Allowance to Adult Disability Payment will be between 25 and 74 years old. We do not anticipate that these regulations will apply directly to children and young people. However, children and young people may be living in households and/or cared for by an individual in receipt of Working Age Disability Living Allowance. Where this is the case, the Scottish Government:

  • anticipates that the policy measures outlined above will be broadly positive in relation to the impact on children's rights and wellbeing;
  • does not consider that Adult Disability Payment infringes upon the rights of the child as set out in the articles of the UNCRC, but is likely to make positive contribution to the rights and wellbeing of young people as set out in the assessment of the policy against UNCRC articles outlined above; and that
  • the policy is likely to have a positive impact against each of the indicators of wellbeing set out by the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

Name and job title of Policy Lead:

Mhairi Wilson

Case Transfer Policy Officer

Social Security Policy Division

Name and job title of a Deputy Director or equivalent:

Ian Davidson

Deputy Director

Social Security Policy Division

Date this version authorised:

Final version: 06 May 2022

Contact

Email: Mhairi.Wilson@gov.scot

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