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Community Homes

Volume 13: debated on Monday 16 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his policy with regard to the appointment of heads of community homes; and, in particular, whether these should be from the teaching profession or social workers.

Responsibility for the staffing of a community home is vested in either a local authority or a voluntary organisation. Even where education is provided on the premises these establishments are primarily homes for young people, not schools, and it is the capacity to administer all aspects of the home's functions that should be sought in a potential head, regardless of background.