Children's homes workforce: a call for evidence

Closed 27 Aug 2019

Opened 6 Jun 2019


The Department for Education is seeking your views on professional registration, and existing approaches to regulating the children’s homes workforce.

Why your views matter

This call for evidence welcomes views on establishing professional registration for people in care roles in children’s homes, and existing approaches to regulating the children’s homes workforce.

Responses will be used to inform the Department’s thinking on where improvements could be made to ensure children in children’s homes receive high quality care in a safe environment.


What happens next

Following completion of the Call for Evidence, we will be working with contracted associates to review and analyse the responses.  We will publish our findings in due course. 


  • Young people
  • Parents
  • Employers
  • Social workers
  • Unions and representative organisations
  • Government bodies and departments
  • Those researching children’s social care or education systems, with links to educational outcomes of Children in Need
  • Social workers
  • Team managers
  • Service managers
  • Directors of children's services


  • Accommodation (Looked after children)
  • Care leavers and former looked-after children
  • Social care standards and guidance
  • Keeping children safe in education and other settings
  • Preventing neglect, abuse and exploitation