Circumstances when an emergency relaxation of registered numbers will be considered

Care Inspectorate Policy for residential care homes for children and young people.

We have updated our guidance on the circumstances when care homes for children may go over the registered number of children that can be cared for.

 Please make sure that you are aware of the responsibilities of the manager of the registered service.

We must be contacted before such a placement can be made unless the decision is made out with normal office hours  or on a  public holiday. 

If you wish to discuss this please speak to your Inspector or contact our National Enquiry Line on 0345 600 9527.