Open as a children's social care provider: do you need to register?

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


  1. Documents

Six guides explaining when you have to register with Ofsted as a(n):

  • 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.