Children’s Rights Impact Assessment (CRIA)
Welsh Government use Children Right’s Impact Assessments (CRIA) to evidence how they have had regard to children’s rights in their decision making. Although not all public bodies are required to use CRIA, they can be a useful tool to prompt decision makers to stop and think about the implications of their plans and how to ensure they have the most positive impact possible on children and young people. In fact, some local authority staff asked us for a template CRIA document that they could use, so we have responded by producing this document that is free to use for anyone working in any type of organisation.
The document is designed to prompt your thinking on each of the five key principles of our Children’s Rights Approach and we’ve left space for you to note down your thinking but it does not have to be completed in full.
Simple Self-Assessment Tool
This self-assessment tool helps professionals and organisations to improve how they work with young people, including:
- linking your strategic plan to children’s rights
- providing information to children in accessible language
- giving children opportunities to make changes and influence your organisation’s work
- being accountable to children and young people
We’ve made three lectures/lesson plans for university and college students that introduce children’s rights and the work of our office.
They also show students how children’s rights can be used to help them in their future work with children and young people.
If you’d like to see these lectures/lessons visit our Students/Professional Training Page: