Section 65: Reports by Scottish Ministers
143. Scottish Ministers must, as soon as practicable after the end of each three year period, lay before the Scottish Parliament a report on how they have exercised their corporate parenting responsibilities during that period. The first three year period begins on 1 April 2015.
144. The report presented by Scottish Ministers is likely to follow a similar format to that set out for other corporate parents (in the guidance on section 61 above). Content will include information about how Scottish Ministers have fulfilled their duties under section 58 (corporate parenting responsibilities) and other relevant duties (planning (section 59), collaborative working (section 60)). Scottish Ministers are not corporate parents for the purposes of sections 61 to 64.
145. The report presented by Scottish Ministers will include information about how all the directorates of the Scottish Government, and their Executive Agencies, have performed in respect of their corporate parenting duties over the three year period. It is on the basis of this report that the Scottish Parliament will hold Scottish Ministers to account.