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Department of Health National Minimum Standards and Regulations

Department of Health - National Minimum Standards and RegulationsIssued by the Department of Health, these publications set out the National Minimum Standards and Regulations for the health service,
which the National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) use to
determine whether service providers have in place appropriate
safeguards and quality assurance arrangements.

The regulations and standards are published in accordance with the
Care Standards Act 2000 and are issued for a range of health service providers, including:

  • Children's Homes
  • Fostering Services
  • Boarding Schools
  • Care Homes for Adults
  • Domiciliary Care
  • Residential Special Schools
  • Care Homes for Older People

National Minimum Standards and Regulations

Accommodation of Students Under Eighteen by Further Education Colleges: National Minimum Standards  Inspection Regulations

'Accommodation of Students Under Eighteen by Further Education Colleges: National Minimum Standards Inspection Regulations' contains details of the National Minimum Standards applicable to further education colleges providing accommodation to students under 18, as well as to any school where ...more

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Adoption: National Minimum Standards  Regulations

'Adoption: National Minimum Standards Regulations' is a joint publication issued by the Department of Health and the Welsh Assembly on the regulations and standards to be observed by local authority adoption agencies and also voluntary bodies, as defined under the Care Standards Act 2000 (ISBN 010541400X). The 2000 Act sets out what should be the National Minimum Standards in ...more

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Boarding Schools: National Minimum Standards  Inspection Regulations

'Boarding Schools: National Minimum Standards Inspection Regulations' contains details of the National Minimum Standards applicable to all mainstream boarding schools in England, for all age groups of pupils up to 18 years. There is a separate set of national minimum standards for residential special schools, 'Residential Special Schools: National Minimum Standards Inspection ...more

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Care Homes for Adults (18-65) and Supplementary Standards for Care Homes Accommodating Young People Aged 16 and 17: National Minimum Standards  Care Homes Regulations

'Care Homes for Adults (18-65) and Supplementary Standards for Care Homes Accommodating Young People Aged 16 and 17: National Minimum Standards Care Homes Regulations' contains a statement of National Minimum Standards ...more

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Older People: National Minimum Standards  Care Homes Regulations

'Care Homes for Older People: National Minimum Standards Care Homes Regulations' form the basis on which the new National Care Standards Commission will determine whether such care homes meet the needs, and secure the welfare and social inclusion, of the people who live there....more

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Childrens Homes: National Minimum Standards  Childrens Homes Regulations

'Childrens Homes: National Minimum Standards Childrens Homes Regulations' contains the regulations and National Minimum Standards applicable to children's homes from April 2002. They are issued by the Secretary of State for Health under Section 23 of the Care Standards Act 2000 (ISBN 010541400X). ...more

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Domiciliary Care: National Minimum Standards  Regulations

'Domiciliary Care: National Minimum Standards Regulations' sets out the National Minimum Standards for the quality of personal care and support which people receive whilst living in their own home in the community provided by domiciliary care agencies, including local authority provision and NHS Trusts. Service provision relates to a wide range of people in the community, including older people and ...more

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Fostering Services: National Minimum Standards  Fostering Services Regulations

'Fostering Services: National Minimum Standards Fostering Services Regulations' contains the regulations and National Minimum Standards that form the basis of the new regulatory framework for the conduct of fostering services under the Care Standards Act 2000 (ISBN 010541400X). ...more

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Independent Health Care: National Minimum Standards  Regulations

'Independent Health Care: National Minimum Standards Regulations' sets out the regulations and National Minimum Standards for independent health care, which the new National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) will use to determine whether service providers have in place appropriate safeguards and quality assurance arrangements for their patients. These will apply to independent ...more

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Nurses Agencies: National Minimum Standards  Regulations

'Nurses Agencies: National Minimum Standards Regulations' form the basis on which the new National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) will determine whether nurses agencies provide appropriate safeguards for service users to whom they supply nurses....more

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Residential Special Schools: National Minimum Standards  Inspection Regulations

'Residential Special Schools: National Minimum Standards Inspection Regulations' contains details of the National Minimum Standards applicable to residential special schools, which are either listed as a special school under the Education Act 1996 (ISBN 0105456969), or an independent school for pupils with ...more

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