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Children's Homes Act 1982

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8Regulations as to registered homes

(1)The Secretary of State may make regulations as to the registration of children's homes, as to the conduct of registered homes, and for securing the welfare of the children in registered homes.

(2)Regulations under this section may in particular—

(a)make provision as to the carrying out of annual reviews under section 5 above;

(b)impose requirements as to the accommodation, staff and equipment to be provided in registered homes and as to the arrangements for medical (including psychiatric) and dental care which are to be made for protecting the health of children in such homes ;

(c)make provision for children accommodated in registered homes to receive a religious upbringing appropriate to the religious persuasion to which they belong;

(d)authorise the responsible authority to limit the number of children who may be accommodated in any particular registered home;

(e)impose requirements as to the keeping of records and giving of notices in respect of such children ;

(f)require notice to be given to the responsible authority of any change of the person carrying on a registered home or of the premises used by such a home.

(3)Regulations under this section may make different provision for different cases.

(4)Regulations under this section may provide that a contravention of or failure to comply with any specified provision of the regulations shall be an offence against the regulations; and any person guilty of such an offence shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £500.

(5)Any regulations under this section shall be made by statutory instrument, which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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