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Coronavirus (COVID-19) domestic vaccine certification: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

Published: 15 Nov 2021

Children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) considering the ways which the domestic Covid vaccine certification scheme may engage the rights of children and young people protected under the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) domestic vaccine certification: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment
Children and young people's views and experiences

Children and young people's views and experiences

While no children and young people have been directly consulted on the use of Covid Vaccine Certification domestically, we have engaged extensively with organisations representing their interests. The outputs of these engagements have fed into the development of the policy and mitigations and their input has been reflected in this CRWIA.

Throughout Spring 2021 we undertook initial scoping work with more than 35 equality, human rights and children's rights stakeholders on the potential impact of the domestic Covid Vaccine Certification on children and equality groups. The Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland, Young Scot, Youth Link, Children in Scotland and Intercultural Youth Scotland were involved in this engagement.

On 2 June 2021 the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care chaired an Equality and Human Rights Roundtable on Covid Vaccine Certification and children's interests were represented by the Children and Young People's Commissioner. A minute of the Roundtable is available on the Scottish Government website.

Throughout August we undertook further engagement and met with a number of equality, human rights and children's rights stakeholders to gain their insight on the potential impact of more detailed policy proposals.

We also took forward workshops in July to seek stakeholder feedback on the design and user journey of Certification, and also to ensure that the paper alternative is as accessible as possible. The outcomes fed into the privacy notice which can be found on NHS Inform: Personal information we process, How we use your data, Your Rights. The Easy Read Version can be found online.

A full list of stakeholders can be found at Annex A.

Evidence from a range of sources has been drawn upon to inform this CRWIA and references can be found throughout the document. This includes evidence from the Ada Lovelace Institute, who have undertaken deliberative engagement on the potential impacts of Covid Vaccine Certification.[35]


Contact

Email: covid19-certificationhub@gov.scot