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Residential Children's Home

Residential children’s homes are also known as children’s homes. They’re a place where children and young people can live if they cannot be at home with their own families.

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About residential care

Children’s homes look after children and young people from many different backgrounds who have often had challenging life experiences. The homes are welcoming, clean, and homely, with comfortable lounges, shared kitchen and dinning rooms, bedrooms, and soft furnishings. There’s plenty of space for children to relax and make it their own home.

The aim of these homes is to encourage children to feel part of a family and the local community. At the homes they bring everyone together by working with parents, social workers, teachers and extended family to provide the best care for the children and young people.

Residential children’s home regulation

In Wales, residential children’s homes are regulated by Care Inspectorate Wales, who register, inspect and take action to improve the quality of care services throughout Wales.

Explore some of the roles you can do in residential child care

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