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Coronavirus (COVID-19) reducing risks in schools guidance for back to school arrangements: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment - August 2021

Published: 5 Aug 2021

Updated Reducing risks in schools guidance (version 6.0) has been developed in consultation with the COVID-19 Education Recovery Group (CERG) and with the advice of the Advisory Sub-Group on Education and Children’s Issues. This document considers the impact of this guidance on the rights and wellbeing of children and young people.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) reducing risks in schools guidance for back to school arrangements: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment - August 2021
Footnotes

Footnotes

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.

3. the-impact-of-covid-19-on-children-and-young-people-in-scotland-10-to-17-year-olds_full-report.pdf (publichealthscotland.scot)

4. Vaccinations for young people with certain conditions - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

5. More chores for British girls means less time for schoolwork, Theirworld survey shows Theirworld


Contact

Email: CERG@gov.scot