Social care common inspection framework (SCCIF): residential holiday schemes for disabled children

6. Legal context

Residential holiday schemes for disabled children inspections and the law.

Under the Education and Inspections Act 2006, Ofsted carries out its work in ways that encourage the services it inspects and regulates to:

  • improve
  • be user-focused
  • be efficient and effective in the use of resources

HMCI is the registration authority for residential holiday schemes for disabled children and other establishments and agencies to which Part 2 of that Act applies.

The Care Standards Act 2000, part 2 (extension of the application of part 2 to holiday schemes for disabled children) (England) regulations 2013 sets out the legal basis for the regulation of residential holiday schemes. The regulations extend Ofsted’s powers to register, inspect and, where necessary to enforce compliance with the Act and relevant regulations for residential holiday schemes. They also define a residential holiday scheme.

When inspecting residential holiday schemes, Ofsted gives consideration to knowledge and understanding gained from previous inspections, and to: