The Independent Children’s Homes Association (ICHA) is the voice of independent providers of child care services and resources for children and young people. We are a Not for Profit association representing professionals who have chosen to work in the independent sector. We have a rapidly increasing membership with 170 member organisations, over 1000 homes and over 3500 beds. ICHA membership is over 80% of the private and voluntary sector and over half of all homes no matter the ownership. Some members have just one home whilst others have many separate homes across the country.