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The Supported Accommodation (England) Regulations 2023

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 General

    1. 1.Citation, commencement, extent and application

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART 2 Quality standards and related matters

    1. 3.Quality standards for supported accommodation undertakings

    2. 4.The leadership and management standard

    3. 5.The protection standard

    4. 6.The accommodation standard

    5. 7.The support standard

    6. 8.Duty to have regard to statements of national minimum standards published under section 23 of the Care Standards Act 2000

    7. 9.Statement of purpose

    8. 10.Workforce plan

  4. PART 3 Registered persons

    1. 11.Fitness of registered provider

    2. 12.Fitness of registered service manager

    3. 13.Registered person – general requirements

    4. 14.Appointment of manager

    5. 15.Compliance with regulations

    6. 16.Amendments to the Care Standards Act 2000 (Registration) (England) Regulations 2010

  5. PART 4 Staffing

    1. 17.Fitness of staff

    2. 18.Employment of staff

    3. 19.Temporary staff

  6. PART 5 Policies for the protection of children and maintenance of records

    1. 20.Safeguarding policy

    2. 21.Missing child policy

    3. 22.Behaviour management policy and records

    4. 23.Contingency plan policy

    5. 24.Children’s case records

    6. 25.Other records

    7. 26.Storage of records

  7. PART 6 Notifications and complaints

    1. 27.Notification of a serious event

    2. 28.Notification with respect to children admitted into, or discharged from, supported accommodation

    3. 29.Notification of offences

    4. 30.Amendments to the Care Standards Act 2000 (Enforcement of Care Standards) (Notification) (England) Regulations 2011

    5. 31.Complaints and representations

  8. PART 7 Reviewing and monitoring supported accommodation undertakings

    1. 32.Quality of support review

    2. 33.Absence of registered service manager

    3. 34.Notice of changes

    4. 35.Financial position

  9. PART 8 Prohibition on placing a child in unregistered supported accommodation

    1. 36.Amendments to the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) Regulations 2010

    2. 37.Amendments to the Care Leavers (England) Regulations 2010

  10. PART 9 Further amendments

    1. 38.Amendments to the Disqualification from Caring for Children (England) Regulations 2002

    2. 39.Amendments to the Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) (Children’s Homes etc.) Regulations 2015

    3. 40.Amendments to the 2022 Regulations

  11. PART 10 Miscellaneous

    1. 41.Appointment of liquidators etc.

    2. 42.Death of a registered person

    3. 43.Application of Part 2 of the Care Standards Act 2000 to persons carrying on or managing supported accommodation undertakings

    4. 44.Transitional provisions

  12. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Information required in respect of persons seeking to register in respect of, or to work for, a supported accommodation undertaking

      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...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Information and documents 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 being admitted to the supported...

      6. 6.The address, and the type of accommodation, to which the...

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

      8. 8.The statutory provision under which the child is accommodated in...

      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 restraint used...

      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 or college report received in respect of the...

      19. 19.A copy of any relevant plan for the child.

      20. 20.The date and result of any review of any relevant...

      21. 21.Health matters in relation to the child

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

      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 at the...

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

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Other records with respect to supported accommodation undertakings

      1. 1.Register of children

      2. 2.Persons working in premises used as supported accommodation

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Modifications to Part 2, other than sections 11 and 26, of the Care Standards Act 2000

      1. 1.Modification of section 12 (application for registration)

      2. 2.Modification of section 13 (grant or refusal of registration)

      3. 3.Modification of section 14 (cancellation of registration)

      4. 4.Modification of section 14A (suspension of registration)

      5. 5.Modification of section 15 (applications by registered persons)

      6. 6.Modification of section 16 (regulations about registration)

      7. 7.Modification of section 17 (notice of proposals)

      8. 8.Modification of section 18 (right to make representations)

      9. 9.Modification of section 19 (notice of decisions)

      10. 10.Modification of section 20 (urgent procedure for cancellation, variation etc: England)

      11. 11.Modification of section 20B (urgent procedure for suspension or variation etc)

      12. 12.Modification of section 21 (appeals to the Tribunal)

      13. 13.Modification of section 22 (regulation of establishments and agencies)

      14. 14.Modification of section 22A (power of CIECSS to serve notice where person is failing to comply with regulations)

      15. 15.Modification of section 22B (notice restricting accommodation at certain establishments)

      16. 16.Modification of section 23 (national minimum standards)

      17. 17.Modification of section 24 (failure to comply with conditions)

      18. 18.Modification of section 24A (offences relating to suspension)

      19. 19.Modification of section 29 (proceedings for offences)

      20. 20.Modification of section 30A (notification of matters relating to persons carrying on or managing certain establishments or agencies)

      21. 21.Modification of section 31 (inspections by persons authorised by registration authority)

      22. 22.Modification of section 32 (inspections: supplementary)

      23. 23.Modification of section 36 (provision of copies of registers)

      24. 24.Modification of section 37 (service of documents)

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Modifications to sections 11 and 26 of the Care Standards Act 2000

      1. 1.Modification of section 11 (requirement to register)

      2. 2.Modification of section 26 (false descriptions of establishments and agencies)

  13. Explanatory Note

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