Abstract

This policy statement provides guidance on handling new applicants for registration and applications to vary registration from providers of services for people with learning disabilities. It aims to guide registration managers and inspectors in their assessments of providers of services for people with learning disabilities, and to help them decide whether to grant or refuse registration applications, or applications to make variations to registration. The statement covers the opening a new specialist assessment and treatment unit or hospital; the opening a new care home or location for supported living; and new applications for registration.