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Online social care registration unavailable 31 March to 15 May

Ofsted is updating its systems for new legislation and its online social care registration service will be temporarily unavailable.

If you are applying to Ofsted for registration to run or manage a social care service, the online social care application forms (SC1, SC2 and SC3) will be unavailable from 6pm on Tuesday 31 March until Friday 15 May.

Ofsted is updating its systems for new legislation coming into force at this time.

If you have partially completed any online forms, please make sure that these are completed and submitted, and that any payments required by Ofsted are received by midday on 31 March 2015. If you don’t do this, work you’ve done on any form you’ve not then finished will unfortunately be lost.

New online forms will be available from 15 May 2015.

In the meantime, from 1 April until 15 May 2015, you can download and print paper copies of the new application forms (SC1, SC2, SC3): they are available from the application forms list.

When applying refer to the registration guidance to help you.