Health Promotion Guidance: Nutritional Guidance for Children and Young People in Residential Care Settings

Health promotion guidance for children and young people in residential care settings

Annex A Relevant legislation

The Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Act 2007

Statutory guidance issued by the Scottish Government which makes health promotion a central purpose of schooling. A school is health promoting if it provides activities and an environment which promote the physical, social, mental and emotional health and wellbeing of pupils in attendance at the school.

Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2008

The Regulations form part of the wider health promoting schools approach set out in the Act and work, as a whole, across the school day. They cover food and drinks that are sold or served in local authority and grant-aided schools in Scotland.

Healthy Eating in Schools - A guide to implementing the nutritional requirements for food and drink in schools (Scotland) Regulations 2008

This guidance is intended to help those who are involved in providing food and drinks in schools to implement the Regulations. It explains the nutritional requirements in the Regulations and provides guidance on how to comply with them. The guidance also makes recommendations on other practical aspects not covered by the Regulations.

Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001, replaced by Public Service Reform Act 2010 (from 1 April 2011)

This sets out the provisions for the registration and regulation of care services. Associated regulations set out provision for the welfare of service users.

The Looked After Children (Scotland) Regulations 2009

Provides the legislative framework for the planning and care of children once they have been identified as needing to be looked after. They place a duty on the local authority to prepare a child's plan which will describe on what basis the child is being placed and how their needs will be met and in turn, reviewed.

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