Review of the Impact of the 2006 Parental Involvement Act

This Review has been an opportunity to research whether the 2006 legislation fits with today’s landscape. Although a great deal has been achieved, there is more to be done.

Recommendations have been made to Scottish Government, national agencies, local authorities and schools. Key messages include: a desire to improve and update key aspects of the Act and accompanying guidance; a need to extend the legislation to cover the early years; a requirement for further partnership working between parents and practitioners; a need to protect and promote the role of the parent council whilst addressing equality and; and a desire to further implement the learning at home strand of the act.