Residential care for children The council has two children’s homes, which provide 24 hour care for looked after children. The children's homes provide respite care, shorter term and longer term care. The staff teams are a committed group of people who work with the outcomes framework of every child matters to provide excellent day to day care for children. The homes aim to help young people do as well as they can in their education, enjoy good health, keep in touch with family and friends and also support with preparation for independence. The children’s homes are aimed at children and young people who need accommodation as looked after children. It is a service which is based in the community and we do not widely publicise the addresses of our children's homes. The children’s homes are inspected by OFSTED twice yearly and are bound by the regulations and standards for children's homes which are enshrined in the Children Act 2004. The service does not have customer access points as it can only be accessed by young people assessed as needing accommodation through a social work assessment.