Explanatory Notes

Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

2014 asp 8

27 March 2014

Commentary on Sections

Part 9 – Corporate Parenting

Section 63 – Guidance on corporate parenting

152.Subsection (1) provides that a corporate parent must have regard to any guidance about corporate parenting issued by the Scottish Ministers.

153.Subsection (2) states that guidance may include advice or information about how corporate parents should: exercise their corporate parenting responsibilities; promote awareness of their corporate parenting responsibilities; plan, collaborate or report in pursuance of sections 59, 60 and 61; and otherwise exercise their functions under this Part. Guidance may also include information about the outcomes which corporate parents should seek to achieve in exercising their functions.

154.Subsection (3) provides that before issuing guidance the Scottish Ministers must consult with the corporate parents to which guidance relates and such other persons as they consider appropriate.