Corporate parenting: Enabling implementation of Part 9

Year: 2015
Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare
Author: CELCIS

Enabling implementation of Part 9 (all sections)

Effective implementation of legislation requires leadership, planning, commitment, good communication and hard work.

This implementation note aims to:

  • Guide you through a suggested step-by-step process to ensure that corporate parents have all the elements in place and in a position to implement these duties to both the spirit and letter of the law.

Who should read this paper?

All corporate parents should read this paper, as determined by their inclusion on schedule 4 of the Act. It will be of particular interest to staff involved in the development and implementation (as opposed to delivery) of the processes and systems which will facilitate compliance. This includes the Chief Officer of the organisation, the Chair of the Board (or equivalent, such as Leader of the Council) and directors of all affected departments and services.

Authors note:

Please note this paper does not replace or supersede the Scottish Government's Statutory Guidance on Part 9 (Corporate Parenting), published in July 2015, to which all corporate parents must have regard. As the implementation of Part 9 will look different for each corporate parent in view of their distinct functions and context, guidance or papers cannot provide a simple how-to guide. As such, this series of implementation notes has no statutory basis but instead provides additional, optional advice and ideas, as well as generic 'good practice' in respect of the fulfilment of specific corporate parenting duties. The Scottish Government and its agencies may also refer to these papers when reviewing corporate parents' performance.

For tailored advice and guidance, corporate parents should contact CELCIS directly.