Jump to content

Fire safety provisions for children's home with 6 residents

Guest scottD

Recommended Posts


I am looking at opening a small children's home, less that 6 residents that receive care so would remain under a C3 classification under a cert of lawfulness as opposed to a C2 Residential institution. We will also be provided an "in house" educational provision for the residents whom will have physical and/or learning disabilities. I am aware of the fire risk assessments but wondered what other specifics I may or may not need. It is my understanding previously as a small children's home less that 3 residents it does not require full regs as if it was a large children's home, 3 pr more residents.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

IMO article 32 of the Children's Homes Regulations 2001 has been amended by The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and now you need to conform to the RR(FS)O because you are a non domestic premises.

In relation to fire safety this means you are subject to the RR(FS)O and it is irrelevant how many children are involved. Being a risk based piece of legislation it depends on the circumstances of the premises and occupancy that dictates the degree of fire safety required.

For guidance try https://www.gov.uk/g...ential-care.pdf and http://www.firesafe....ety-order-2005/

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You are posting as a guest. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...