Each local authority (LA) must establish a permanent body called a standing advisory council on religious education (SACRE). The North Yorkshire Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education meets three times a year.
The following faiths are represented on the SACRE:
- Church of England
- Roman Catholic
- Society of Friends
together with teacher, Local Authority and coopted members.
The SACRE employs the wide range of knowledge, skills and experience represented in its membership to provide information, advice and support to the local authority and its schools on matters relating to:
- Religious Education
- Collective worship
- Community cohesion.