Dolphin Personnel provide a comprehensive monthly Independent Regulation 44 Service to Children’s Residential Homes, this service is compliant with Regulation 44 requirements outlined in The Children’s Homes Regulations 2015. 

Dolphin Personnel provide totally impartial and independent visitors, providing not just a visitor but an additional support function for your provision, assisting in service development by providing a regular independent perspective on the suitability of any OFSTED registered provision. This can include advice and recommendations on best practice, management, meeting requirements or general improvements. We pride ourselves on our discretion and professionalism fitting in seamlessly to your environment. 

Dolphin Personnel focuses on the quality of care and the ability to meet the needs of the young people looked after. The visit will look at how the provision operates on a daily basis as well as how needs are identified and met, all of which will be measured against the National Minimum Standards for children's homes and children’s home regulations. Any areas of development will be discussed with staff where appropriate to do so and reported together with recommendations for improvement. Good practice is always, encouraged, praised, acknowledged and shared. 

Dolphin Personnel can provide both announced and unannounced site visits, where staff, children and young people will be spoken with and a visual inspection of the building and surrounding environment carried out, before a written report is submitted to the home and OFSTED. 


Any issues or difficulties in relation to the homes documents as well as any matters raised by young people or staff will be included in each report where appropriate to do so with recommendations and advice offered. Dolphin Personnel can take responsibility if required to circulate Regulation 44 reports to responsible managers for looked after children, corporate carers and OFSTED.