The Regulatory Framework and Legal Status of this Guide

This Guide is a statement published pursuant to section 23 of the Care Standards Act 2000 (“the 2000 Act”). It explains and supplements the Regulations (see section 23(1A) of the 2000 Act). It provides explanations of: terms used in the Regulations; what is expected for the various requirements of the Regulations to be met and signposts some of the relevant statutory and non-statutory guidance.

The registered person (see paragraph 1.9) must have regard to this Guide in interpreting and meeting the Regulations (regulation 15). Ofsted must also have regard to this Guide in regulating children’s homes.

Last Updated: February 9, 2022