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Fair Start Scotland – April 2018 - Children’s Rights Welfare Impact Assessment

Fair Start Scotland – April 2018 - Children’s Rights Welfare Impact Assessment

Friday, May 11, 2018

ISBN: 9781788518802

Fair Start Scotland employment support service will impact directly and indirectly on children and young people’s rights and wellbeing,

Executive Summary

Fair Start Scotland may impact positively on Children’s Rights and wellbeing. The service aims to reach out to those furthest from the labour market, including those with protected characteristics, e.g. those living within lowest 15% Scotland Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD), disabled people, lone parents, Minority Ethnic and other groups. By supporting those groups into sustained employment, Fair Start Scotland will have a positive effect by increasing families income and will improve the life chances of children and young people including impacting on child poverty within Scotland.

Successful delivery of Fair Start Scotland will help to support adults who are currently further from the labour market into sustainable employment and will be important for lifting families out of poverty. This will contribute to the Scottish Government’s aim of treating people with dignity, fairness and respect.