People Cabinet Member – Minutes – 27 February 2014

125      (54) KINGFISHER LODGE CHILDREN’S HOME STATEMENT OF PURPOSE – The Director of People submitted a report which sought approval of the Statement of Purpose for Kingfisher Lodge, Children’s Home in North Lincolnshire.

Children’s homes were required by the Children’s Homes Regulations 2001 (updated 2011 and 2013) to have in place a Statement of Purpose that was reviewed on a regular basis and updated as appropriate.  The Statement of Purpose was an integral component of the annual inspections of the children’s homes undertaken by OfSTED.

The Statement of Purpose reflected the revised National Minimum Standards and Regulations which came into force in April 2011 and additional amendments required under Regulations coming into force on the 1st of April 2014.  These placed the child at the centre of planning and support and focused on safeguarding children and achieving positive outcomes.

Resolved – That the Children’s Home Statement of Purpose be approved.

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