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Responsible Individual

Under the Care Standards Act 2000, the Registered Provider is the person or persons/authority that owns or is carrying on a Children's Home, a group of Homes or providing an Independent Fostering Service/Voluntary Adoption Agency.

Where the Registered Provider is a corporate body, such as a Local Authority or a Limited Company, a Responsible Individual must be appointed, who has delegated responsibility for the running of the Home(s).