The Diversity of Children’s Homes Settings

Children’s homes provide care for children and young people with a wide range of needs in a diverse range of settings. The regulatory framework sets out high ambitions for all children living in children’s homes, but recognises the acute differences between vulnerable adolescents who have had traumatic life experiences and children with complex special educational needs.

With this in mind, it is important that registered persons meet the Regulations having regard to the needs of children placed in the home and the role and aims of the home as set out in their Statement of Purpose. This Guide identifies specific regulations where a home’s approach may need to be different because of the purpose of the home and/or the needs of the children they care for.

Last Updated: February 9, 2022

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