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Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006

Section 19 – Guidance

65.Section 19(1) places a duty on Scottish Ministers to issue guidance to the following bodies: to education authorities in respect of their functions under sections 2 and 6 of the Act (preparing a strategy for parental involvement; scheme for establishment of Parent Council); to Parent Councils in respect of their functions under section 8 (supporting the endeavours of those managing the school; ascertaining the views of the Parent Forum and making representations on its behalf; promoting contact between the school, the Parent Forum and others); and to Combined Parent Councils in respect of their functions under section 8 as applied where appropriate by section 16(12). Section 19(2) allows the Scottish Ministers to issue guidance on their functions under any other section of the Act to education authorities, Parent Councils and Combined Parent Councils. Education authorities and Parent Councils are obliged to have regard to such guidance in carrying out their functions under the Act.

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