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Reg 44

Children's Homes Regulations


The Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015 requires:

Regulation 44 – The registered person must ensure that an independent person visits the children’s home at least once per month.

On 19th February 2021 the Education Secretary announced a ban on placing vulnerable children under the age of 16 in unregulated accommodation. This came into force in September 2021.

OfSted can now take enforcement action against illegal unregistered providers, who should be registered as children’s homes but are operating without the correct registration in place.

How I assist children's homes

Slaney Associates can assist residential children’s homes in being fully compliant with the regulations by providing an high quality independent Regulation 44 visiting service.

Joanne Slaney is a qualified Social Worker with over 25 years post qualification experience, working with looked after children and children defined as in need under Section 47 and Section 17 Children Act 1989.

Your home will be offered friendly advice, guidance and support to ensure you provide the highest quality of care to children and young people. Following the visit you will receive a full comprehensive report detailing what is done well and what improvements may be required.

Social Work Assessments
Regulation 44 Visit Report

What I provide

The Regulation 44 independent visiting service is available throughout England. I offer a professional, effective and reliable visiting service that includes:

• Monthly Independent Visits
• Comprehensive Reports
• Friendly Advice, Guidance and Support
• Best Practice Recommendations
• Mock Inspections
• Pre-registration Quality Assurance Visits
• Personalised Regulation 44 Templates

If you require a professional independent visiting service or require any further information, please contact me today for a free consultation.

Recent Testimonials

Joanne is an exceptional professional and understands how crucial compliance is when it comes to Ofsted standards. For quality assurance and Regulation 44 visits, I strongly recommend Joanne for her dedication, honesty, transparency and the ability to deliver results.
Responsible Individual - Children's Home
Thank you Joanne for sending the Reg 44 report. I have really enjoyed reading this. Your report really captures the lived experiences of the children. It is great to see how well they are doing.
Ofsted Inspector
Joanne is an absolute pleasure to work with. The contribution you have made is invaluable. As an independent visitor to our home you have made such a positive impact, working with the team on the road to outstanding which we are all very proud of.
Responsible Individual - Children's Home

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