Following the 1988 Education Act, when Religious Education (RE) was confirmed as a compulsory part of the curriculum, it became a statutory requirement for every Local Authority (LA) to appoint a SACRE.
Within the Diocese of Chelmsford the following Local Authorities are represented each with their own SACRE:
The local SACRE is made up of four groups which meet at least three times a year. The groups represent:
In addition, the SACRE can co-opt members who may have expertise in the area of religious education or who may represent other interested groups, if all parties are in agreement.