Children's social care providers

Registering, inspections, complaints, roles and responsibilities, Ofsted safeguarding policy, complaints.

Services

  1. Childcare and children's social care health declaration form

    Health declaration form for childminders and people who work in childcare or children's social care.

  2. Tell Ofsted about an incident: children's social care notification form

    Online form for adoption or fostering agencies, children's homes and residential family centres. Downloadable form for residential holiday schemes for disabled children.

  3. Early years and childcare services: EY3 changes to individuals

    EY3 form to tell Ofsted about certain changes to individuals, including names, addresses and any start or leave dates.

  1. Register as a children's social care provider: 'fit person' assessment questionnaires

    Forms for assessing your fitness to be a children's social care provider. There are separate forms for children's homes.

  2. Become a children's social care provider: SC2 declaration and consent form

    SC2 declaration and consent form for registered children’s social care providers.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Ofsted safeguarding policy
  2. Social care surveys: guidance for providers

News and communications

  1. Social care commentary: multi-agency safeguarding arrangements

    • Ofsted
    • Authored article
  2. Ofsted launches point-in-time surveys

    • Ofsted
    • News story
  3. Neglected older children missed

    • Ofsted, HM Inspectorate of Probation, and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services
    • Press release
  4. Social care commentary: children's homes

    • Ofsted
    • Authored article
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Policy and engagement

  1. Proposed changes to joint inspections of secure training centres
  2. A single inspection of voluntary adoption agencies
  3. Children’s social care providers: inspection frequency and fees
  1. Inspecting multi-agency safeguarding arrangements

    • Ofsted, Care Quality Commission, and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services
    • Policy paper
  2. London borough of Croydon: report into children’s social care services

    • Department for Education
    • Independent report
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Transparency

  1. Children's social care data in England 2018

    • Ofsted
    • National statistics
  2. Joint inspections of child sexual exploitation and missing children

    • Ofsted, Care Quality Commission, Closed organisation: HM Inspectorate of Constabulary, HM Inspectorate of Probation, and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services
    • Research
  3. Growing up neglected: a multi-agency response to older children

    • Ofsted, Care Quality Commission, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services
    • Research
  4. Implementation evaluation of Slough Children’s Services Trust

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  5. Direction issued to Barnet council

    • Department for Education
    • Decision
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