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Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 64 – Directions to corporate parents

155.Subsection (1) provides that corporate parents have to comply with any direction issued by the Scottish Ministers about their corporate parenting responsibilities, their planning or collaborating or reporting functions in pursuance of sections 59, 60 and 61 or their functions under this Part. Section 59 requires a corporate parent to prepare and review a plan for how it proposes to exercise its corporate parenting responsibilities. Section 60 requires corporate parents to work collaboratively when exercising their corporate parent responsibilities or other functions under this Part. Section 61 requires a corporate parent to report on how it has exercised its corporate parenting responsibilities, collaborating functions and its other functions under this Part.

156.Subsection (2) provides that before issuing, revising, or revoking directions, Scottish Ministers must consult with any corporate parent to which it relates and such other persons as they consider appropriate.

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