Independent Monitoring

Children’s Homes (Regulation 44 Independent Person)

Achieving Greater can provide you with an Independent Person to carry out monthly quality assurance visits and reports in line with Regulation 44. These visits involve rigorous and impartial evaluation of arrangements for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Activities undertaken during visits include:

  • Examining and analysing various records
  • Observation of practice
  • Listening and talking with children and young people
  • Listening and talking with managers and staff
  • Obtaining feedback from relevant people i.e. social workers, parents etc
  • Reviewing policies and procedures to ensure working in practice
  • Assessment of the accommodation
  • Tracking and reporting on children and young people’s progress and outcomes
  • Forming an impartial judgement about the quality of care
  • Producing a report in line with the Quality Standards
  • Providing verbal and written suggestions for improvement

Residential Special Schools (NMS 20 Independent Visitor)

Achieving Greater can provide you with an Independent Visitor to carry out quality assurance visits and reports on the conduct of the school in line with National Minimum Standard 20.

Activities undertaken during visits include:

  • Checks on various records and care plans for children
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of the care provided
  • Evaluation of whether the children are safeguarded
  • Assessment of the accommodation
  • Observation of practice
  • Listening and talking with children and young people
  • Listening and talking with managers and staff
  • Compiling a written report on the conduct of the school

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