How to open a Residential Family Assessment Centre


Our Residential Family Centre Package is designed to help you turn your goal of opening a residential family centre into a reality! We understand that the journey from ideation to opening can be long and challenging. That’s why we’ve compiled a comprehensive package that includes the resources and information you need to get your residential family centre up and running as quickly as possible.

Our package provides a step-by-step guide to help you navigate the complex process of registering your centre with Ofsted. With our structured approach, you can rest assured that you won’t miss any vital steps. The package includes easy-to-follow plans and instructions, making the registration process less complicated.

By purchasing our Residential Family Centre Package, you won’t waste more time researching or gathering information. We’ve done all the hard work for you, so you can focus on what matters – getting your centre up and running!

With instant access to documents on purchase, you can start your journey towards opening your residential family centre today.


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How to open a residential family assessment centre

Opening a residential family centre and getting your centre from an idea to started is one of the most exciting things you can do. However, it can also be a long, difficult road full of obstacles and distractions.  In this package, you will find the information and resources you need to get your residential family centre from an idea to open as quickly as possible.

Getting started

In this package, you will find a structured approach to help you register your residential family centre with Ofsted. Using the plans included, you will find completing the Ofsted registration steps easy to follow as you move toward your goal of getting your residential family centre registered and open. 

The following plans provide a structured and focused approach for registering your centre. Links to essential Government documents you must complete and the stages of setting up your centre are outlined, giving you a clear and concise plan to follow.

  • Registration launch plan
  • Service implementation plan
  • Planning checklists

Essential registration document templates 

As a residential family assessment centre, you must submit the following documents to Ofsted as part of the registration process. We have included the documents and templates for you as required.

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Equalities Policy
  • Resident’s Guide
  • Business Plan
  • Cash Flow Forecast
  • Accident Procedure
  • Missing Resident Procedure
  • Safeguarding Policy
  • Prevention of Bullying Policy
  • Complaints Procedure

The complete package

Inside the package, you will find the essentials needed to register your residential family centre and additional documents to help you during the start-up phase and the Ofsted registration visit.

  • A useful guide to opening a residential family assessment centre
  • A useful guide to premises and location
  • Annual development plan
  • Annual cash flow forecast
  • Annual health and safety risk assessment
  • Business plan
  • Family risk assessment
  • Job description – Responsible Individual
  • Job description – Registered Manager
  • Job description – Deputy Manager
  • Job description – Senior Family Support Worker
  • Job description – Family Support Worker
  • Manager’s monthly monitoring
  • Opening a residential family centre planning checklists
  • Registration launch plan
  • Regulation 23 – the quality of care review six monthly statutory audit
  • Regulation 25 – monthly statutory visitors report
  • Resident’s handbook/guide
  • Service implementation plan – a step-by-step plan to set up your service
  • Staff induction pack
  • Statement of purpose

Policies and procedures included

As required for submission to OFSTED with your registration

  • Accidents and Incidents
  • Bullying
  • Complaints
  • Equal opportunities
  • Missing residents
  • Safeguarding children and vulnerable adult

Please note: The package includes follow-up by email, and you can always contact us if you have any questions.

What our clients say

As a small Residential Family Assessment Centre, we have been working with Rezume for many years now, we have always found them to be professional, helpful, knowledgeable, approachable and honest. They have supported us to strive to be the best service we can be and assist us to improve our service quality to an Ofsted ready ‘outstanding’ service. Rezume undertake our Regulatory Quality checks monthly and annually, and these have been thorough and have allowed us to ensure we are consistently working in line with Ofsted’s NMS and Regulations. Rezume keep us up to date with changes in legislation and support us in changing policies to reflect these. Overall, I would recommend Rezume wholeheartedly within the sector of children’s social care provision.

Rachael Staves, Chrysalis Residential Family Centre



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