Children’s home workers: take our survey on working conditions

We want to know what a 'good' home looks like to people who work there

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Community Care, in partnership with Unison, is today launching a major survey into working conditions in England’s children’s homes.

Last year Ofsted introduced its new inspection framework for children’s homes, based on the progress made by young people living there and setting a rating of ‘good’ as the benchmark of acceptability. But we want to find out what homes look like from the perspective of the people who work in them.

How do training opportunities, pay, supervision and working conditions compare across different homes? How do staff feel their workplace rates in terms of providing an environment that helps the children and young people living there develop – and do they agree with Ofsted’s judgement?

Whether you’re a care worker, a manager, or provide admin or catering support, we’d like to hear from you. The survey should take no more than 10-15 minutes and all responses will be treated in strict confidence.

Take our survey now to tell us more about your working conditions – we’ll be taking responses until Friday 23 September.

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