Supporting Children’s Homes To Provide Outstanding Care 

Supporting Children’s Homes To Provide Outstanding Care 


Live Interactive virtual Training

We love our open training sessions on Zoom, and so do you.

The trainer was great. Clearly knows her topic well and was inclusive, informative, energetic and motivated to support people to develop their skills. Would highly recommend.’

And let’s face it, this is the most efficient way of bringing leaders from across the country together, to share ideas and learn together with an expert trainer.
We make sure that all our virtual sessions are engaging, interactive, focussed, accessible and top-quality learning experiences. And, you can enjoy them from the comfort of your home! You can find out what is coming up in our programme and book tickets here:


Scroll down for more information on face to face training, networks for Registered Managers and Responsible Individuals, Support to embed Regulations and Standards, Therapeutic Caring and more


Face to face training IS HERE!

CHQ trainers are on the road, bringing our treasures to you, to help you be the best that you can be when looking after children. We are delighted to have been invited into many of your homes and teams to deliver training

if you would like us to come to you.

Our purpose and values:

Our training is to help you to make children’s lives better and to promote your ongoing development. All courses are underpinned by a sound knowledge of Children's Homes Regulations and Guidance, and are attachment and trauma informed.

CHQ training is:

  • Specifically for children’s homes 
  • Rooted in the reality of children’s homes work 
  • Delivered by trainers with experience in the sector *
  • Inclusive of care and lived experienced voices
  • In person, interactive and high quality 
  • Responsive to your needs

Therapeutic ways of caring:

Here are the days and half days that we can offer:

  • Attachment Trauma and a Therapeutic Approachnt
  • Trauma and Resilience
  • Let’s Talk Words – language matters, how to make your words more caring and helpful
  • Lovin’ Care – creating the conditions where children can truly thrive
  • Reflective Supervision Skills
  • Restorative Practice
  • Transitions and Interdependence – the right support for moving on
  • Trauma Recovery – a look at the ACEs research through a lived experience lens
  • Conflict Resolution and Staff Management
  • Safe Loving Touch

Working Positively with the Regulations and Quality Standards

  • Attachment Trauma and a Therapeutic Approachnt
  • Putting the Quality Standards into Practice
  • Reviewing the Quality of Care (Reg 45)
  • Missing from Care
  • Risk Assessments – embedding effective risk management systems into children’s homes
  • Professionalism in Children’s Homes
  • Preparation for Inspection
  • Safer Recruitment for Children's Homes


  • Safeguarding in Children’s Homes
  • Contextual Safeguarding
  • Raising the Bar – safeguarding disabled children
  • Safeguarding Lead Training

Registered Managers and Responsible Individual Training Days

These days with Valerie Tulloch are an invaluable support for leaders of children’s homes.
You can find out more and book here

Regulation 44 Visitors for CHQ

They receive free training and quarterly network meetings to continually develop and improve their skills.

All Regulation 44 Visitors

You can join our annual meeting with Ofsted to get a regulatory perspective to inform your work.

Registered Managers’ Training Day.

A day with Valerie Tulloch, face-to-face, in central London or with Rebecca Harrison in Manchester. A day to step back and look at your practice and role, gather fresh understanding of the regulatory responsibilities that underpin your practice and practical information to enhance your leadership. This is a sharing space for managers to learn from each other and a reflective space to consider your own personal development needs.

‘An incredible day which has given me an abundance of knowledge’

"I have learnt so much from this training course and I will be putting into practice the knowledge and skills"

Responsible Individual Training Session. 

Are you a Responsible Individual for a Children's Home or planning to become one? Have you had training on what the role involves? This session will help you to understand the legal requirements related to the RI role, appreciate how to manage, support and learn from the inspection process, and will share best practice on effective practical systems to achieve your responsibilities. You will get a comprehensive overview of the role and lots of opportunities for discussion.

‘This RI course is very useful to anyone who is involved in leading within children’s homes’.

‘The course gave me a lot if valuable information to commence my role’.
‘Great person delivering and great content’

Registered Managers’ and Responsible Individuals’ Networks

A quarterly opportunity to meet with other Registered Managers or Responsible Individuals and have in-depth, facilitate discussions on areas of regulation and practice. These are reflective spaces to share thoughts and nourish yourself, as well as a learning spaces to explore developments, research, and good practice within the sector.
It is a regulatory requirement that ‘The registered manager must undertake such continuing professional development as is necessary to ensure that the registered manager has the skills needed for managing the home.’

 And that “.. the organisation must ensure that the responsible individual undertakes such continuing professional development as is necessary to ensure that the responsible individual has the skills needed for supervising the management of the home.” (Children’s Homes Regulations, Regulation 29 (4&2)) attending and contributing to the RM or RI Network will be an important part of your continuing professional development.

Find out more and book your place here:

Responsible Individual Network

Registered Manager Network     

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss any of our courses or your training needs: