Date lodged: 18 May 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether a Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment has been performed for the proposed cadet experience, and whether the results of this will be published.
Answered by: John Swinney 16 June 2017
Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) is a process through which officials can identify, research, analyse and record the anticipated impact of any proposed law and policy on children’s human rights and wellbeing. The CRWIA is a purpose built policy and legislation impact assessment for specific use by Scottish Government officials, although the approach has also been made available for public authorities and children’s services to adapt for their own uses, if they wish. As there is not a specific Government policy or legislation regarding the work being done by community based Cadet Linked Detachments with a number of schools to deliver learning which supports Curriculum for Excellence, a CRWIA assessment has not been carried out by Scottish Government or Education Scotland and there are currently no plans to do so.