PART 2 SProtection of vulnerable groups


89Guidance for chief constableS

After section 84 of the PVG Act insert—

84AGuidance for chief constable

(1)The Scottish Ministers must issue guidance to the chief constable about the exercise of the chief constable's functions under Parts 1 and 2 of this Act.

(2)The Scottish Ministers may from time to time issue revised guidance, and references in this section to guidance include revised guidance.

(3)Before issuing guidance under this section, the Scottish Ministers must consult the chief constable.

(4)The chief constable must have regard to guidance issued under this section in exercising functions under Part 1 or 2 of this Act.

(5)This section does not affect the generality of section 84..