Statutory guidance on Part 9 (Corporate Parenting) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

Guidance issued by Scottish Ministers under section 63 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 to provide corporate parents with information and advice.

Enforcement of Part 9 (corporate Parenting)

166. Part 9 (corporate parenting) comes into force on 1 April 2015. Corporate parent's compliance with the legislation will be monitored through the review of corporate parenting reports (by Scottish Ministers), independent inspection mechanisms (such as those provided by the Care Inspectorate, Education Scotland, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland) and corporate parents' existing governance arrangements (such as councillors, parliamentarians and non-executive board members).

167. Scottish Ministers have the power, under section 64, to issue directions to corporate parents in relation how they exercise their corporate parenting responsibilities and other functions under Part 9 of the Act (please see chapter on section 64 above). The corporate parents to whom the direction applies must comply with it. The issuing of directions by Scottish Ministers may be used, where necessary, to ensure compliance with Part 9 of the Act.


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