The role of the Responsible Individual in the children’s home setting carries huge responsibility in overseeing the management and performance of the home.  

Regulation 26(7)(b) requires the Responsible Individual to have the capacity, experience and skills to supervise the management of each children’s home they oversee. The Children’s Home Responsible Individual will need to demonstrate that they have the essential skills to develop the leadership and management of homes within their remit such that the homes have the capacity and capability to meet the Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015 and requirements of Ofsted Inspection.

The Children’s Home Responsible Individual Job Description and Person Specification lays out in detail the essential requirements of the role and the skills needed for the Children’s Home Responsible Individual position.