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Children's social care provider: do you need to register?

The first documents to read if you want to provide children's social care.

23 May 2017: these guides are under review and will be republished later in the year.

Six guides explaining when you have to register with Ofsted as:

  • adoption support agency
  • children’s home, including secure children’s home
  • independent fostering agency
  • residential family centres
  • residential holiday schemes for disabled children
  • voluntary adoption agency

There is guidance to help you if you are required to register.

Documents

  1. Adoption support agency: do you need to register?

    • Guidance
  2. Children's home: do you need to register?

    • Guidance
  3. Independent fostering agency: do you need to register?

    • Guidance
  4. Residential family centre: do you need to register?

    • Guidance
  5. Residential holiday scheme for disabled children: do you need to register?

    • Guidance
  6. Voluntary adoption agency: do you need to register?

    • Guidance