The Provision Of Early Learning And Childcare (Specified Children) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020: equality impact assessment Results

Equality impact assessment (EQIA) to consider the impacts on families with a protected characteristic where a further year of funded ELC is offered as parents have decided to defer their child's entry to P1 for a year.

Impact assessment – results

Title of Policy

The Provision of Early Learning and Childcare (Specified Children) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020

Summary of aims and desired outcomes of Policy

This is an amendment to secondary legislation in order to entitle all children to funded early learning and childcare when they defer entry to primary 1 (P1) for a year.

The aim of amending the eligibility criteria as currently drafted is to ensure that parents decisions on whether to defer their child’s P1 entry can be based on the best interests of the child and not whether they automatically qualify for access to funded ELC.

Directorate: Division: team

Early Learning and Childcare Programme: Parents, Providers and Workforce: ELC Access and Parental Communications

Date of Impact Assessment

2 December 2020



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