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Family Law

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01 AUG 2014

DfE issues advice for children’s homes following amendments to the Children’s Homes Regulations 2001

DfE issues advice for children’s homes following amendments to the Children’s Homes Regulations 2001
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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