The Standing advisory Council on religious education, or SACRE,
advises the Local Education Authority on such matters as religious
education provided in schools, in accordance with the agreed
syllabus [pdf document], and Collective Worship.
SACRE may also monitor the provision of religious education and
collective worship in schools and provide advice and support to
schools, if required.
Local Education Authority (LEA) is required by law to have a SACRE.
Its origins go back to the Education Act of 1944, but the Education
Reform Act 1988 and the Education Act
1996 [external link] strengthened its place in