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The Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015

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Review of quality of care

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45.—(1) The registered person must complete a review of the quality of care provided for children (“a quality of care review”) at least once every 6 months.

(2) In order to complete a quality of care review the registered person must establish and maintain a system for monitoring, reviewing and evaluating—

(a)the quality of care provided for children;

(b)the feedback and opinions of children about the children’s home, its facilities and the quality of care they receive in it; and

(c)any actions that the registered person considers necessary in order to improve or maintain the quality of care provided for children.

(3) After completing a quality of care review, the registered person must produce a written report about the quality of care review and the actions which the registered person intends to take as a result of the quality of care review (“the quality of care review report”).

(4) The registered person must—

(a)supply to HMCI a copy of the quality of care review report within 28 days of the date on which the quality of care review is completed; and

(b)make a copy of the quality of care review report available on request to a placing authority, if the placing authority is not the parent of a child accommodated in the home.

(5) The system referred to in paragraph (2) must provide for ascertaining and considering the opinions of children, their parents, placing authorities and staff.

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