New CRWIA published in Part 1 draft guidance
Date: 1st June 2016
Category: Basic Health and Welfare
Scottish Government have published a draft CRWIA in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act Part 1 draft guidance.
The Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) is a policy development and improvement approach used by Scottish Government officials from June 2015. It has been designed to help support Ministers in meeting their duties under Part 1 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, the '2014 Act', and in relation to the Articles of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
Part 1 (section 2) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 places a duty on a range of public bodies (including all local authorities and its relevant health boards) to report, as soon as practicable after the end of each three-year period, on the steps they have taken to better secure, or give further effect to, the requirements under Part 1 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
This non-statutory guidance is aimed at those with responsibilities within public authorities for implementing and delivering on the provisions of the Act. This is likely to include strategic leaders and senior planning managers in health boards, local authorities and other bodies listed in schedule 1 to the Act.
Scottish Government are currently running a consultation on Part 1 and Part 3 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act guidance.