Children's homes in England must follow rules, or standards, that are set by the government. This guide tells you what the rules are, and how they apply to you and to where you live.
Use this guide to find out about what should happen when you move into a home, what your home should be doing for you while you live there, and what should happen when you leave. The guide covers a wide range of issues such as staying in touch with friends and family, food, managing your money, health, education, hobbies, and management of the home. The guide also tells you what you can do if you want to make a complaint or if you think your home is not keeping to the rules.
The Young Person's 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 parents of young people living in homes and staff who work in homes.