What is an Independent Monitoring Service/Reg 44 Visit?

NYAS’ network of independent inspectors (also called independent visitors) undertake regular visits to residential settings. Their role is to review the facilities and performance of the staff and talk to the children and young people to ensure they are receiving the best possible care.

Our inspectors follow a consistent approach which promotes attention to detail. Their written reports should be insightful and showcase the home's development and progress.

Our independent visitors come from a variety of professional backgrounds and have excellent communication skills. This allows them to establish and build rapport with young people and staff. They are committed to supporting residential homes to achieve the highest standards and best outcomes the children and young people in their care

It is now a legal requirement to have an individual who is completely independent of the organisation to undertake the inspection on behalf of the provider.


What Happens During a Regulation 44 Visit?

The inspection visit will focus on how the home operates on a day-to-day basis as well as how needs are identified and met, all of which will be measured against the quality standards and children’s home regulations.

The visit is followed by a robust written report which are challenging and insightful. The report outlines the findings of the visit and actions for improvement.

We also offer detailed information explaining the importance of Reg 44 visits for children and young people.

Further Questions

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If you have further questions about our independent monitoring service, or any other NYAS support services, just get in touch and our team will be happy to help.

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