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

Health promotion

Section 1: Duties in relation to promotion of health

8.Section 1 inserts a new section 2A into the Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Act 2000 (the “2000 Act”) which places a duty on Scottish Ministers and education authorities to endeavour to ensure that all public schools and hostels provided and maintained by education authorities for pupils attending those schools are health-promoting. The new section 2A also places the same duty on managers of grant-aided schools in relation to a school under their management.

9.Subsection (4) of the new section 2A states that, in discharging their duties, education authorities and managers of grant-aided schools must have regard to any guidance about health promotion in schools which the Scottish Ministers may issue from time to time.

10.Subsection (5) of the new section 2A defines what constitutes a health-promoting school.

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