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The Children’s Homes Regulations 2001

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Health needs of children

20.  (1)  The registered person shall promote and protect the health of the children accommodated in a children’s home.

(2) In particular the registered person shall ensure that—

(a)each child is registered with a general practitioner;

(b)each child has access to such medical, dental, nursing, psychological and psychiatric advice, treatment and other services, as he may require;

(c)each child is provided with such individual support, aids and equipment as he may require as a result of any particular health needs or disability he may have;

(d)each child is provided with guidance, support and advice on health and personal care issues appropriate to his needs and wishes;

(e)at all times, at least one person on duty at the children’s home has a suitable first aid qualification;

(f)any person appointed to the position of nurse at the children’s home is a registered nurse.

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