Safety isn’t expensive, it’s priceless.

Welcome to Smart Home Health & Safety Assessments.

SmartFamilies offers comprehensive and detailed Home Health & Safety Assessments in the fostering sector and has been working for independent organisations during recent years.  

Our comprehensive assessments are judged against detailed criteria; following best-practice and advice to ensure all home environments meet the highest standards, and have contributed towards outstanding outcomes for fostering providers.


We believe that we have developed the most comprehensive and detailed risk assessment methods currently available to make sure that independent organisations comply with and exceed their regulatory requirements.  Our assessments are carried out by professionals who have the knowledge, skills and experience to properly evaluate a fostering environment and provide invaluable guidance where necessary.

We utilise existing legislation and relevant risk assessment methods and have adopted them to perfectly suit the needs and expectations of our clients in the independent sector.  We are passionate about ensuring that foster homes are the safest possible environments for looked after children, and offer specialist guidance and advice to foster carers to help them in this goal.

A Smart Families Home Health & Safety Assessment utilises a risk assessment method called the Housing Health & Safety Rating System (HHSRS).  This forms only part of our evidence, awareness and advice based approach to improving safety standards within the home.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss your Smart Home Health & Safety Assessment requirements and find out how we can help you achieve outstanding outcomes in the fostering sector.


A Smart Home H&S Assessment uses risk assessment tools, the raising of awareness on key issues and on-going training in a wide range of areas to improve home safety standards, including;


Detailed Home Risk Assessments using HHSRS


Carbon Monoxide Poisoning


General Electrical Safety around the Home


Fire Risk Assessments


Family Pet Assessments


Furniture and Window Dressings Safety


Hazardous Substances & Poisoning Risks


Internal Air Quality


Garden and Outdoors Safety


Gas / Oil / LPG Safety


Electrical Installation Condition Report


Water Features and Ponds Safety

'The arrangements for health and safety in this organisation exceed the usual good practice'
Extract from a client’s Ofsted report, 2017
‘Clear, concise,and relevant advice’
Foster Parent
‘Peace of mind’ 
Social Worker