Children's homes in England must follow the National Minimum Regulations and Standards for Children's Homes. This guide tells you what the Standards are, and how they apply to where you work. Use this guide to find out what the Standards are and what your responsibilities are in providing services that meet the Standards. This guide explains each Standard and provides information about good practice. The guide also provides several checklists that homes can use to ensure they are meeting the Standards. The Staff Guide to Children's Homes Standards and Regulations is part of a series of guides about the National Minimum Standards for Children's Homes. Other guides are available for young people living in homes and for their parents.