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58Corporate parenting responsibilitiesS

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(1)It is the duty of every corporate parent, in so far as consistent with the proper exercise of its other functions—

(a)to be alert to matters which, or which might, adversely affect the wellbeing of children and young people to whom this Part applies,

(b)to assess the needs of those children and young people for services and support it provides,

(c)to promote the interests of those children and young people,

(d)to seek to provide those children and young people with opportunities to participate in activities designed to promote their wellbeing,

(e)to take such action as it considers appropriate to help those children and young people—

(i)to access opportunities it provides in pursuance of paragraph (d), and

(ii)to make use of services, and access support, which it provides, and

(f)to take such other action as it considers appropriate for the purposes of improving the way in which it exercises its functions in relation to those children and young people.

(2)The Scottish Ministers may by order—

(a)modify subsection (1) so as to confer, remove or vary a duty on corporate parents,

(b)provide that subsection (1) is to be read, in relation to a particular corporate parent or corporate parents of a particular description, with a modification conferring, removing or varying a duty.

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I1S. 58 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/61, art. 2(1)(2), Sch.

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