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Pre-Inspections – Children’s


Do you have an inspection coming up and are worried about the outcome? Our team of auditors can do a practice audit for you prior to the actual inspection. Inspections of children’s homes are the most monitored, in what is the most regulated sector in the UK. Their inspections, visits, reports, and monitoring are frequent and rigorous. An inspection could lead to further monitoring if they find anything untoward, but you can prevent this!

The inspections are conducted by Ofsted, the Care Inspectorate Scotland, the Care and Social Services Inspectorate (Wales), or the Care and Training Inspectorate (Northern Ireland).

A full visit will occur at least once a year, followed by an interim visit. Monitoring visits could occur to any home as part of fact-finding and evidence-building exercises. In addition to this, thematic inspections can occur. However, they usually look to highlight areas of good practice.

The Social Care Training Hub’s team of highly experienced inspectors span the length and breadth of the UK, ensuring all areas can benefit from this front-line experience of experts in judging care homes at regulatory level. The Social Care Training Hub’s inspectors can provide mock reports, detailed analysis of strengths and weaknesses, and bespoke consultative packages and improvement plans. Once again, The Social Care Training Hub leads the way and changes the face of social care provision.

Monthly inspections are named various things dependant on what part of the UK your service is based – these are visits to a children’s home that will be conducted by an independent third party on monthly intervals. This third party will audit the institution, as well as monitor the typicality of practice. These visits are a statutory obligation for all children’s homes. Our inspectors can facilitate these visits as an independent third party; and our team of consultants can use this information to highlight and develop strengths and weaknesses, and arrange bespoke training packages.

To discuss our inspection services please contact us on 0800 774 7874 or email us
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  1. You must only allocate courses to employee or foster carers to whom are directly registered under your services that are registered via your regulators registration. You cannot allocate courses to non-associated learners.
  2. Payment is strictly within 30 days. The free 30-day credit terms will be withdrawn and the daily charge of £10 per day applied from the day the invoice is generated should payment not be received within 30 days. After 30 days the daily charge is £30 per day. In addition to the charges any discounts will be retracted and the invoice will be recalculated using your default rate which are listed below. These are £50 for online credits and £720 for face to face training.
  3. All purchased credits do not expire. However it is your responsibility to notify us if you would like a credit reimbursing back to your account should a learner not commence training or no longer is with the company.
  4. The free Online courses we offer every 12 weeks can be used without a credit being taken and any learner allocated the course while they are free has unlimited time to complete the course. How ever should you have previously allocated any of the free courses when they where paid courses you will not get a credit back should you take the course back whilst the course is free. Please wait until the course is again a paid course to make sure you receive your credit back.
Our Guarantee To You

We work very hard to keep our courses up to date and relevant. To do this we work with numerous industry professionals within Fostering, Children Homes, Schools and Early Years.

Should you find any of the following issues please let us know immediately:-

  1. General functional error.
  2. Media malfunction within the course.
  3. Incorrect information within the course.
  4. Missing legislation within the course that should be included.

It would be unreasonable to simply follow instructions from this course without the assessment of the specific circumstances and conditions

The Social Care Training Hub will not accept responsibility for any consequences that may result from decisions made upon the basis of information or advice given during this course.

It is important that you follow your organizations Policy and Procedure at all times.

Any errors reported but not rectified within 72 hours we guarantee to give you your full money back.


You don’t currently have free access to the 12 weekly specialist Online courses we offer. To switch this function on please contact us on 0800 774 7874. Alternatively you can find our paid versions in the specialist section.


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We are having to carry out some important updates regarding the free
mandatory and specialist Online courses within your account.

From Friday the 5th May 2017 to Tuesday 16th May 2017 you will not be able
to access or allocate the above free Online courses.

Normal access will be resumed on the Tuesday 16th May 2017.