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The Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and application

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Excepted establishments

  3. PART 2

    1. CHAPTER 1

      1. 4.Quality standards for children’s homes

      2. 5.Engaging with the wider system to ensure children’s needs are met

      3. 6.The quality and purpose of care standard

      4. 7.The children’s views, wishes and feelings standard

      5. 8.The education standard

      6. 9.The enjoyment and achievement standard

      7. 10.The health and well-being standard

      8. 11.The positive relationships standard

      9. 12.The protection of children standard

      10. 13.The leadership and management standard

      11. 14.The care planning standard

      12. 15.Duty to have regard to statements of standards published under section 23 of the Care Standards Act 2000

    2. CHAPTER 2

      1. 16.Statement of purpose

      2. 17.Placement plan for looked after child

      3. 18.Placement plan for a child who is not looked after

      4. 19.Behaviour management and discipline

      5. 20.Restraint and deprivation of liberty

      6. 21.Privacy and access

      7. 22.Contact and access to communications

      8. 23.Medicines

      9. 24.Monitoring and surveillance

      10. 25.Fire precautions

  4. PART 3

    1. 26.Fitness of registered provider

    2. 27.Appointment of manager

    3. 28.Fitness of manager

    4. 29.Continuing professional development: registered person and responsible individual

    5. 30.Compliance with regulations

  5. PART 4

    1. 31.Staffing of children’s homes

    2. 32.Fitness of workers

    3. 33.Employment of staff

  6. PART 5

    1. 34.Policies for the protection of children

    2. 35.Behaviour management policies and records

    3. 36.Children’s case records

    4. 37.Other records

    5. 38.Storage of records etc.

    6. 39.Complaints and representations

    7. 40.Notification of a serious event

    8. 41.Notification with respect to children admitted into, or discharged from, a children’s home

    9. 42.Notification of offences

  7. PART 6

    1. 43.Appointment of independent person

    2. 44.Independent person: visits and reports

    3. 45.Review of quality of care

    4. 46.Review of premises

    5. 47.Financial position

  8. PART 7

    1. 48.Notice of absence

    2. 49.Notice of changes

    3. 50.Appointment of liquidators etc.

    4. 51.Death of registered person

    5. 52.Application of the Regulations to short breaks and secure children’s homes with modifications

    6. 53.Amendments

    7. 54.In Schedule 1 to the Licensing and Management of Houses...

    8. 55.In regulation 4(1)(b) of the Refuges (Children’s Homes and Foster...

    9. 56.Revocations

    10. 57.Review

  9. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Matters to be included in the Statement of Purpose

      1. 1.Quality and purpose of care

      2. 2.Details of the home’s ethos, the outcomes that the home...

      3. 3.A description of the accommodation offered by the home, including—...

      4. 4.A description of the location of the home.

      5. 5.The arrangements for supporting the cultural, linguistic and religious needs...

      6. 6.Details of who to contact if a person has a...

      7. 7.Details of how a person, body or organisation involved in...

      8. 8.Views, wishes and feelings

      9. 9.A description of the home’s policy and approach in relation...

      10. 10.Education

      11. 11.If the home is registered as a school, details of...

      12. 12.If the home is not registered as a school, the...

      13. 13.Enjoyment and achievement

      14. 14.Health

      15. 15.Positive relationships

      16. 16.Protection of children

      17. 17.Details of the home’s approach to behavioural support, including information...

      18. 18.Leadership and management

      19. 19.Details of the experience and qualifications of staff, including any...

      20. 20.Details of the management and staffing structure of the home,...

      21. 21.If the staff are all of one sex, or mainly...

      22. 22.Care planning

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Information required in respect of persons seeking to carry on, manage or work at a children’s home

      1. 1.Proof of identity including a recent photograph.

      2. 2.Either— (a) where the position falls within regulation 5A of...

      3. 3.Two written references, including a reference from the person’s most...

      4. 4.If a person has previously worked in a position involving...

      5. 5.Documentary evidence of any qualifications which the person considers relevant...

      6. 6.A full employment history, together with a satisfactory explanation of...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Information to be included in each child’s case records

      1. 1.Personal details in relation to the child

      2. 2.The child’s date of birth and sex.

      3. 3.The child’s religion, if any.

      4. 4.The child’s ethnicity, and the child’s cultural and linguistic background....

      5. 5.The child’s address immediately before entering the home.

      6. 6.The address, and the type of establishment or accommodation, to...

      7. 7.The dates on which any money or valuables are deposited...

      8. 8.The statutory provision (if any) under which the child is...

      9. 9.Contact details of certain persons in relation to the child

      10. 10.The name, address, telephone number and the religion, if any,...

      11. 11.The name, address and telephone number of any social worker...

      12. 12.If the child attends a school or college—

      13. 13.The name, address and telephone number of any employer of...

      14. 14.Information relating to the care, protection or safety of the child

      15. 15.The date and circumstances of any measure of control, discipline...

      16. 16.Arrangements for, and any restrictions on, contact between the child,...

      17. 17.Plans or reports relating to the child

      18. 18.Every school report received in respect of the child while...

      19. 19.A copy of any plan for the care of the...

      20. 20.The date and result of any review of the placing...

      21. 21.Health matters in relation to the child

      22. 22.Details of any accident or serious illness involving the child...

      23. 23.Details of any immunisation, allergy, or medical examination of the...

      24. 24.Details of any health examination or developmental test conducted with...

      25. 25.Details of any medicines kept for the child in the...

      26. 26.Any special dietary or health needs of the child.

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Other records with respect to children’s homes

      1. 1.Register of children

      2. 2.Staff, staff rosters, persons residing or working in the home, visitors

      3. 3.A copy of the staff duty roster of persons working...

      4. 4.A record of any persons who reside or work at...

      5. 5.A record of all visitors to the home, and to...

      6. 6.Fire drills

      7. 7.Accounts

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Modification of the Regulations for short breaks and secure children’s homes

      1. 1.Modifications for short breaks

      2. 2.Regulation 6(2)(b)(vi) (the quality and purpose of care standard) applies...

      3. 3.Modifications for secure children’s homes

      4. 4.Regulation 21 (privacy and access) applies to a secure children’s...

      5. 5.In the case of a youth justice child (whether that...

      6. 6.In the case of a youth justice child who is...

  10. Explanatory Note

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