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The Children’s Homes and Looked after Children (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) Regulations 2013

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Amendments to the Children’s Homes Regulations 2001

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13.  For Schedule 1, substitute—

Regulation 4(1)

SCHEDULE 1Matters to be included in the Statement of Purpose

Caring for children

1.  A statement of the range of needs of the children for whom it is intended that the children’s home is to provide care.

2.  Details of the children’s home’s ethos, and the outcomes that the children’s home seeks to achieve and its approach to achieving them.

3.  The arrangements for enabling children to enjoy and achieve, including how the children’s home promotes their participation in cultural, recreational and sporting activities.

4.  The arrangements for supporting the cultural, linguistic and religious needs of children accommodated in the children’s home.

5.  The arrangements for promoting contact between children and their family and friends.

6.  A description of the children’s home’s approach to consulting children about the quality of their care.

7.  A description of the children’s home’s policy and approach in relation to—

(a)anti-discriminatory practice in respect of children and their families; and

(b)children’s rights.

8.  A description of the accommodation offered by the children’s home, including—

(a)how accommodation has been adapted to the needs of children cared for by the children’s home;

(b)the age range, number and sex of children for whom it is intended that accommodation is to be provided;

(c)the type of accommodation, including sleeping accommodation.

9.  A description of the location of the children’s home.

10.  Details of the children’s home’s policies for safeguarding children, preventing bullying and the missing child policy.

11.  Any criteria used for the admission of children to the children’s home, including any policies and procedures for emergency admission.

12.  The arrangements for dealing with complaints.

Children’s behaviour

13.  A description of the children’s home’s approach to the surveillance and monitoring of children accommodated there.

14.  Details of the children’s home’s approach to behavioural support, including information about—

(a)the children’s home’s approach to the use of restraint with respect to children accommodated there;

(b)how persons working in the children’s home are trained in the use of restraint and how their competence is assessed.

Contact details

15.  The name and work address of—

(a)the registered provider (including details of the company owning the children’s home);

(b)if nominated, the responsible individual;

(c)if applicable, the registered manager.

Education

16.  Details of provision to support children with special educational needs.

17.  Where the children’s home is dually registered as a school, details of the curriculum provided by the children’s home and the management and structure of the arrangements for education.

18.  Where the children’s home is not dually registered as a school, the arrangements for children to attend local schools and the provision made by the children’s home to promote the educational attainment of children.

Health

19.  Details of any health care or therapy provided, including—

(a)details of the qualifications and clinical supervision of the staff involved;

(b)information about—

(i)how the children’s home measures the effectiveness of its approach; and

(ii)the evidence referred to by the children’s home to demonstrate the effectiveness of its approach,

and how this information can be accessed.

Staffing matters

20.  Details of the experience and qualifications of staff working at the children’s home, including any staff commissioned to provide education and health care.

21.  Details of the management and staffing structure of the children’s home, including arrangements for the professional supervision of staff employed at the children’s home, including staff that provide education or health care.

22.  If the staff working at the children’s home are all of one sex, or mainly of one sex, a description of how the children’s home promotes appropriate role models of both sexes..

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