Standard Operating Procedures - Alternative Care
Inspection, Licensing and Monitoring of Residential Homes for Children
National Standards for Residential Homes for Children (RHCs) in Ghana are in place to ensure the quality and consistency of care of children in residential care in line with international and domestic legal frameworks. The Standards are intended to guide all those responsible for planning and providing residential care services, and for making decisions on the licensing or closure of RHCs.
These Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the inspection and monitoring of RHCs in Ghana are intended to provide guidance to National, Regional and District DSW Officers on how to plan, conduct and report on RHC inspection and monitoring visits and how to enforce directives to either address gaps in compliance with the Standards and/or to close the RHC. In case of compliance of the national standards, the RHCs can be licensed.