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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.


Footnotes

1 Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2014/8/section/48

2 Early Learning and Childcare Statutory Guidance: https://www.gov.scot/publications/early-learning-childcare-statutory-guidance/

3 Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2014/8/section/48

4 Early Learning and Childcare Statutory Guidance: https://www.gov.scot/publications/early-learning-childcare-statutory-guidance/

5 Funding Follows the Child and the National Standard for early learning and childcare providers. Interim Guidance:https://www.gov.scot/publications/funding-follows-the-child-and-the-national-standard-for-early-learning-and-childcare-providers-interim-guidance/

6 Meeting of the Parliament 2 October 2019: http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/report.aspx?r=12292&i=111119

7 Scottish Government: Funded early learning and childcare statistics in Scotland: https://www.gov.scot/collections/early-learning-and-childcare-statistics/

8 Scottish Government: Deferred entry to primary school: statistics: https://www.gov.scot/publications/deferred-entry-primary-school-statistics/

9 Scottish Government: Exploring parents' views and use of early learning and childcare in Scotland; 2018: https://www.gov.scot/publications/exploring-parents-views-use-early-learning-childcare-scotland/

10 Draft Statutory Guidance for ELC: https://consult.gov.scot/children-and-families/early-learning-and-childcare-statutory-guidance/

11 Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2004/4/contents

12 Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2010/8/contents

13 Equality Act 2010: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15

14 Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2014/8/contents/enacted

15 Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Act 2000: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2000/6/contents

16 Under the Equality Act 2010, age as a protected characteristic does include the age of children eligible to funded ELC. Impact of policy on the protected characteristic of age therefore only considered in terms of parent(s)/carer(s) of children who are eligible for funded ELC.

17 Scottish Government: Every child, every chance: tackling child poverty delivery plan 2018-2022; 2018: https://www.gov.scot/publications/child-chance-tackling-child-poverty-delivery-plan-2018-22/

18 Scottish Government: Exploring parents' views and use of early learning and childcare in Scotland; 2018: https://www.gov.scot/publications/exploring-parents-views-use-early-learning-childcare-scotland/

19 Parent Club: https://www.parentclub.scot/

20 Scottish Government: Every child, every chance: tackling child poverty delivery plan 2018-2022; 2018: https://www.gov.scot/publications/child-chance-tackling-child-poverty-delivery-plan-2018-22/

21 Scottish Government: Scottish Study of Early Learning and Childcare - ELC leavers: phase 2 report; 2020: https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-study-early-learning-childcare-elc-leavers-phase-2-report/

22 Scottish Government: Deferred entry to primary school statistics: https://www.gov.scot/publications/deferred-entry-primary-school-statistics/

23 Sex is the protected characteristic and where appropriate, it would be preferred if all data referred to sex. However, where data is currently collected on gender, we have referred to gender.

24 Scottish Government: Every child, every chance: tackling child poverty delivery plan 2018-2022; 2018: https://www.gov.scot/publications/child-chance-tackling-child-poverty-delivery-plan-2018-22/

25 Household composition for specific groups of people in Scotland, Scotland’s census 2011.

26 Time use survey 2014-2015: results for Scotland

27 Scottish Government: Scottish Study of Early Learning and Childcare - ELC leavers: phase 2 report; 2020: https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-study-early-learning-childcare-elc-leavers-phase-2-report/

28 Scottish Government: Deferred entry to primary school statistics: https://www.gov.scot/publications/deferred-entry-primary-school-statistics/

29 Scottish Government: Every child, every chance: tackling child poverty delivery plan 2018-2022; 2018: https://www.gov.scot/publications/child-chance-tackling-child-poverty-delivery-plan-2018-22/

30 Scottish Government: Poverty & Income Inequality in Scotland: 2015-18: https://www.gov.scot/publications/poverty-income-inequality-scotland-2015-18/pages/9/

31 Scottish Government: Deferred entry to primary school statistics: https://www.gov.scot/publications/deferred-entry-primary-school-statistics/

32 Scottish Government: Exploring parents' views and use of early learning and childcare in Scotland; 2018: https://www.gov.scot/publications/exploring-parents-views-use-early-learning-childcare-scotland/

33 Parent Club: https://www.parentclub.scot/

34 Scottish Government: Deferred entry to primary school statistics: https://www.gov.scot/publications/deferred-entry-primary-school-statistics/

35 Islands (Scotland) Act 2018: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2018/12/enacted#:~:text=An%20Act%20of%20the%20Scottish%20Parliament%20to%20make,in%20respect%20of%20marine%20development%20adjacent%20to%20islands.

36 Scottish Government: Funded early learning and childcare statistics in Scotland: https://www.gov.scot/collections/early-learning-and-childcare-statistics/

37 Data from the Care Inspectorate Datastore: https://www.careinspectorate.com/index.php/publications-statistics/93-public/datastore

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