Agenda item

Regulation 44 Visits and Regulatory Body Ratings of Children's Residential Homes - Report of Head of Children's Social Care and Head of Early Help, Inclusion and Vulnerable Children


The Panel considered a report presented by the Head of Children’s Social Care which provided a monthly update on Regulation 44 visits and regulatory body ratings (for copy see file of minutes).


The Panel noted the continuing progress, demonstrating good quality care and support being provided to young people.


The Head of Children’s Social Care informed the Panel that registration process for the new homes at Aycliffe and Sacriston had now been completed.  During the registration process the Ofsted Manager had been very complimentary about the quality of the homes, the managers and teams and the views expressed by the young people who were moving into the homes.  Work continues to identify further new properties and the Head of Children’s Social Care stated that this quality and rigour will continue in respect of future homes. 




That the report be noted.