A registration of an ORGANISATION SITE with the National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) under the Care Standards Act 2000.

This may be a residential or nursing home, children's home, private and voluntary hospital or clinic, residential family centre, domiciliary care agency, nurses agency, a fostering agency, an adoption agency or other establishment registration.

A residential family centre is an establishment at which;

- accommodation is provided for children and their parents
- the parents' capacity to respond to the children's needs and to safeguard their welfare is monitored or assessed, and
- the parents are given such advice, guidance or counselling as is considered necessary.

A domiciliary care agency is an undertaking which consists of or includes arranging the provision of personal care in their own homes for persons who by reason of illness, infirmity or disability are unable to provide it for themselves without assistance.

A fostering agency is an undertaking which discharges functions of Local Authorities in connection with the placing of children with foster parents or a voluntary organisation which places children with foster parents under section 59(1) of the Children Act 1989.

A nurses agency is an employment agency or employment business which supplies, or provides services for the purpose of supplying, NURSES.


This class is also known by these names:

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