Adult placement services and the effect of the Registered Homes (Amendment) Act

Carol Robinson, Ken Simons

The Registered Homes (Amendment) Act which came into force in April 1993 required all small homes with fewer than four residents to be registered.

This included family placements which offer vulnerable adults either short or long-term accommodation. Carol Robinson and Ken Simons conducted two national surveys of opinion on the impact of the Act: one of registration officers who deal with small homes (ROs), the other of adult placement officers (APOs). The findings reveal that these two groups of professionals see the new legislation, and its good and bad effects, very differently.

Downloads

Downloads