1. The term children is used within this document to refer to children and young people who usually attend a local authority, grant-aided or independent school, up to the age of 18. It is acknowledged that some young people attend Scotland's local authority schools and are 19 years of age. The scope of this assessment includes those who are aged 18, but the impacts are likely to be the same. In education law the term child applies to a child who is up to the age of 15 years. From the age of 16+ the person is considered to be a young person
2. The impact assessment focusses on the impacts to children and young people, it is recognised that children and young people's families are also impacted by restrictions in place to safely return to school, and that the impact to them may also impact on children and young people. This assessment recognises where possible, those impacts also.