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DfE issues advice for children’s homes following amendments to the Children’s Homes Regulations 2001
Date:1 AUG 2014
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The Department for Education (DfE) has issued advice for children’s homes providers and their partners following amendments to the Children’s Homes Regulations 2001.

The departmental advice is for:
  • children’s homes providers and managers;
  • potential providers of new children’s homes;
  • local children’s services, police services and others who may be contacted in relation to a children’s home location assessment; and
  • social care students and training providers.
This advice follows amendments to the Children’s Homes Regulations 2001, which came into effect in January and April 2014. It includes information on:
  • location assessment;
  • independent monitoring visits under regulation 33; and
  • relevant qualifications for care staff working in children’s homes.

The advice is available below:

Children’s homes regulations amendments 2014

Further resources:

Children Act 1989 guidance and regulations: children’s homes

Children's homes: national minimum standards
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