“It has never been more important for our sector to work together.”

For children’s homes

Why join The Children’s Homes Association?

We’re here for children’s homes organisations, the staff who work in them and the children who live in them. Join a collaborative, child-centred community of providers, of all sizes, across the public, independent and charity sector. Join now >

Stay up to date
  • Regular bulletins and sector updates direct from our expert leadership team
  • Involvement in responses to consultations, regulation and policy
  • Feedback from our regular representation meetings with Ofsted, government and stakeholders
Get expert advice and support
  • Get on-demand support and advice with critical incidents, Ofsted and day-to-day challenges
  • Gain access to specialist forums for professionals in areas such as HR
  • Get advice and support when you need it from leading experts in every aspect of providing and commissioning residential childcare, via our expert team and network of specialist associates.
Connect and learn at regular events
  • At least two major annual events including the in-person AGM
  • 4 x Regional Meetings each year where you’ll learn from guest speakers, share challenges and connect with other residential childcare professionals in your area
  • An annual series of practice seminars tailored for Registered Managers and Responsible Individuals
  • Join in our active WhatsApp groups for mutual support and advice from other members
Receive discounts and access to specialist services and training
  • Register your home on the CHA Placement Portal, used daily by local authorities across England and Wales
  • Get support with recruitment and post jobs for free on the Residential Childcare Careers job board!
  • Access discounts on a range of services from data protection to training and insurance via our carefully chosen Sponsor network
Ensure your voice is heard
  • The CHA represents all members amongst key stakeholders, regulators and directly within government, where we are the trusted voice of the residential childcare sector. Through listening and surveys we ensure the realities in our sector, and for you as a provider, are understood and acted upon when it matters most.