Fees

"The support that I have been offered by Jacqui & Grahams consultants, has been a Godsend to me & has helped me to get a full understanding of my role and the new Regulations."

Grahams Consultants are an established Children’s Social Care and Education consultancy with a significant amount of experience across residential care, education and other social care provisions, including being an experienced provider of Regulation 44 independent visits and Standard 20 visits.

Our team possesses an extensive range of first hand experience in leadership roles within children’s services including Registered Managers, Regional Managers, Quality Assurance Managers, Service Managers, Heads of Local Authority Services and Headteachers of both mainstream and special schools.

We offer a range of services as detailed below for your information:

  • Regulation 44 visits

  • 16 + monitoring visits

  • CQC Semi Independent Monitoring Visits

  • Service health checks

  • Mandatory and bespoke training

  • Consultancy

  • Supervisions

  • Mentoring

  • Advocacy

  • MFC return home interviews

  • School improvement

  • Pre-registration visits

  • Property and site location suitability visits

  • Home set-ups

  • Policies and procedures

  • RI training

  • Supervision Training

  • Risk Management Training

  • Anti Bullying Training

  • MFC Training

  • Managers Safeguarding workshop

  • Compliance notice support visits

  • Management Investigations & Independent Investigations from £350 a day, plus travel expenses


We are currently working with a number of private children ’s homes and residential schools the length and breadth of the country conducting Regulation 44 visits, return interviews and advocacy sessions. We have been commissioned to complete pre-Ofsted inspection health checks, pre-Ofsted registration visits, mini audits, disciplinary and complaint investigations, bespoke training, coaching and mentoring for new Managers and supervisions for Managers and Responsible Individuals.

Regulation 44 visits

Based on a four bed home or smaller: the cost would be £200.00 per three hour visit. This includes the three hour visit, one hour report writing and distribution to the Manager, Ri and Ofsted.

Based on a five bed home or larger: the cost would be £350.00 for a full day (six hours) visit. This includes the six hour visit, two hours report writing and distribution to the Manager, Ri and Ofsted.

There would also be a travel cost per day (we could complete up to two x three hour visits in a day if you have more than one home). Travel costs vary dependant on distance and travel time. We don't do a 'per mile' rate, just a flat rate per area to cover fuel cost.

Without a postcode we can't provide an exact cost however as an example most of Manchester is £30.00 travel per day.

Regulation 20 visits to residential special schools: the cost would be £350.00 for a full day (six hours) visit. This includes the six hour visit, two hours report writing and distribution to the Manager, RI and Ofsted.

We will issue a service level agreement rather than a contract however would expect a minimum of two months notice from both parties if the visits were to cease for any reason.

Once the visit is completed the visitor will compile the report and this will be sent by email for factual accuracy check and feedback. Once completed feedback form is received this is added to the PDF version and distributed to Ofsted.

Missing from Care return interviews

You may be interested to hear that during our visits to homes across the UK, we have identified that many homes are struggling to meet the regulation on return home interviews, usually through no fault of the home. With this in mind and in line with ‘Statutory guidance on children who run away or go missing from home or care’ (January 2014), Grahams Consultants have increased capacity with our team of Consultants and are in a position to provide trained independent return interviewers and advocates to meet with children and young people within 72 hours of their return, at competitive prices. We are in a position to offer this service for £85 a visit/interview plus a flat rate travel cost for your area. As we know that lots of children and young people go missing together, this can then become quite costly. We are happy to link these visits by charging £85.00 for the initial interview with the first young person and £45.00 for subsequent interviews with young people on that same visit.

Home set ups

This is a frequently used service for new providers ensuring they are Ofsted ready.

Fees are between £350 and £500 a day consultancy fee for home set up services and pre Ofsted registration visits.

As a guide preparing, providing and setting up your policy & procedures, staff files, young person files and activity / home risk assessments normally takes four to five days at £600.00 a day for two consultants.

Home set up plan

  • Initial site visit to look at the suitability of the home with an action plan £350.00 Plus travel.

  • Consultant visit to discuss your requirements prior to a pre Ofsted registration visit. £350.00 plus travel.

  • The pre Ofsted registration (ensure you are ready for Ofsted) visits are over two days with two consultants day one @ £650.00 and with one Consultant for day two - £350.00 plus travel.

  • The recruitment package would be £650.00 a day for two Consultants on the interview panel and half day @ £250.00 preparation for interview questions & application shortlisting, plus travel.

  • Supplying bespoke policy and procedure package. £1,600.00.

  • Staff Induction Booklet. £150.00

  • Advocate Drop in session monthly or bi monthly visits ( this could also be classed as an independent visitor) £200.00 plus travel.

  • 1-2-1 Advocate sessions from £85.00 a session plus travel.

  • Six weekly supervisions for RI and Registered Managers £150.00 first session and £100.00 for the second session in the same visit, plus travel.
    Monthly Regulation 44 visit (three hour visit) £200.00 plus travel.
    Manager's mentoring over a six-month period, £350.00 a day plus travel.

  • Consulting daily rates £350.00 for one Consultant & £650.00 for two consultants plus a day travel.

  • Pre Ofsted Health checks visits are over two days with one Consultant - £350.00 a day plus travel.

Additional service fees

  • Supervisions for Managers, RI and Directors - £150 for one and a half hour consultation and a detailed report for your records, plus travel cost.

  • Independent visitor service for the young person once a month. This consists of a one hour to one and a half hour visit with the young people and a written report - £150 for one hour consultation and a detailed report for your records, plus travel cost.

  • Independent advocate drop in service for the young people once a month. This consists of for a home under five beds, one hour and a half to two hour visit with the young people and a written report - £150 for up to two hour consultation. For a home of five and above beds or a school, a three hour visit with the young people and a written report - £200 for three hour consultation and a detailed report for your records, plus travel cost.

  • Mentor & Coach New Managers This can be done on a package over 7 or 12 full days which can be spread over 5-6 weeks or 5-6 months. Charged at a consultant rate from £350.00 per day, plus travel expenses

  • Homes Mini Audit covering the past 6 months. From £350.00 per audit (2 bed home) dependant on the size of the home, plus travel expenses

  • Consulting service on setting up all children's homes systems and paperwork for new service or to revisit existing homes. From £350.00 per day, plus travel expenses

  • Education Consultancy on setting up Special Schools, Education Provision, School Improvement, Coacing & Mentoring, SEND Consultancy From £400.00 per day plus travel expenses

  • Safer recruitment process support Assistance with choosing the right candidate, as part of the shortlisting and interview panel. From £300.00 per day, plus travel expenses for 1 consultant and £650.00 if you require two.

  • Management Investigations & Independent Investigations from £350 a day, plus travel expenses

  • Training Fees differ depending on the training required, delivery schedule, candidates numbers

All Invoices are payable initial visit upfront then 14 days from the visit and prior to the next visit for the first three months moving to 28 days from the visit date and prior to the next visit.