Providing supported accommodation for children and young people

Guide to the regulations on providing supported accommodation for children and young people. It includes the quality standards that all supported accommodation providers must meet.

Applies to England



Supported accommodation aims to support young people to develop their independence and prepare for adult life while keeping them safe in a homely and nurturing environment.

The regulations include the quality standards for supported accommodation for young people aged 16 or 17 as well as detail on the Ofsted-led registration and inspection regime.

This guidance is for:

  • local authorities
  • everyone providing supported accommodation
  • children’s social care workforce
  • relevant public sector, private and charitable sector organisations
Published 23 March 2023