Introducing national standards for unregulated accommodation

Closed 19 Jul 2021

Opened 24 May 2021


We're seeking views from care experienced young people on proposed standards for unregulated accommodation for looked after children and care leavers aged 16 & 17.

Why your views matter

We are really interested to hear from care experienced children and young people about their experiences of being in care and living in different types of accommodation to help us decide what we need to do next.

We would like to know your views on:

  • How do we tell the difference between children’s homes and independent and semi-independent accommodation? 
  • What should we call this type of accommodation?
  • What should be included in the new standards?
  • How should Ofsted make sure the accommodation is following the new standards?


  • Young people


  • Accommodation (Looked after children)
  • Keeping children safe in education and other settings