The Children’s Homes Regulations 2001

Staffing of children’s homes

25.  (1)  The registered person shall ensure that there is at all times, having regard to—

(a)the size of the children’s home, the statement of purpose, and the number and needs (including any needs arising from any disability) of the children accommodated there; and

(b)the need to safeguard and promote the health and welfare of the children accommodated in the home,

a sufficient number of suitably qualified, competent and experienced persons working at the children’s home.

(2) The registered person shall ensure that the employment of any persons on a temporary basis at the children’s home will not prevent children from receiving such continuity of care as is reasonable to meet their needs.