National Minimum Standards and Regulations
Boarding Schools: National Minimum Standards – Inspection Regulations
- Department of Health
'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 Regulations' (ISBN 011322544X, available below).
These standards are published under section 87C (1) of the Children Act 1989 as amended by section 23 (1) of the Care Standards Act 2000 (ISBN 010541400X, available below) and are to be used by the National Care Standards Commission, which has responsibility for welfare inspection from April 2002. The standards are grouped under a number of subject headings including: welfare policies and procedures; organisation and management; welfare support; staffing; and premises.
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