Consultation outcome

Children’s homes regulations: high expectations and aspirations

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

Summary of responses received and the government’s response outlining the next steps.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


Proposed revisions to the Children’s Homes Regulations 2001, including the introduction of new quality standards for children’s homes.


Consultation description

We are seeking views on revisions to the Children’s Homes Regulations 2001, comprising:

  • new quality standards regulations
  • administrative and management regulations
  • a guide to the regulations that would replace the current national minimum standards for children’s homes

This consultation applies to:

  • providers, managers and staff of children’s residential care services
  • local authorities
  • social workers
  • voluntary sector children’s organisations
  • children in care
  • care leavers
  • representative bodies

An impact assessment on children’s homes quality standards is also available.