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Childs Rights Impact Assessment Written Answer, 10/02/15 [S]

Written answer given in response to Cara Hilton's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government what its position is on whether a child rights impact assessment should be included in all legislation.

The Minister for Children and Young People, Fiona McLeod replied, consistent with ministers’ responsibilities within Part 1 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, once commenced, child impact assessment screening will be undertaken in relation to all proposed new Government legislation and policies. Full child impact assessments will be completed where initial screening indicates any relevant impact on the rights and wellbeing of children in Scotland. A template and supporting guidance, for such assessments is being prepared currently.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 10 February 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 10 February 2015