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Children's Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment guidance

Published: 19 Nov 2021

Guidance on how to complete a Children's Rights and Wellbeing Screening Sheet and Impact Assessment (CRWIA). Includes links to useful resources for gathering evidence, involving children and young people in the development of your policy/measure and ensuring decisions are necessary and proportionate.

Children's Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment guidance
What is Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA)?

What is Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA)?

Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) is a process through which you can identify, research, analyse and record the anticipated impact of any proposed law, policy or measure on children's human rights and wellbeing.

The CRWIA process begins with a screening stage, which should be used on all new legislation and policy (not just those that are directly related to children and young people) to help determine whether a CRWIA is required.

A CRWIA should be used on all new legislation and policy that impacts on children, not just children's services.

The impacts can be direct or indirect; short, medium or long-term; and positive, negative or neutral. The CRWIA provides a template to help you assess the impact of the policy/measure on the Articles of the UNCRC, and consider how implementation of the policy/measure can help progress the realisation of children's rights, and safeguard, support and promote the wellbeing of children and young people in Scotland.


Contact

Email: CRWIA@gov.scot