Register as a children's social care provider: checklist

Download a checklist of documents you need to submit as part of a children's social care application.



You can apply online. Please note that online applications for social care providers and managers will be mandatory in the near future. Ofsted will confirm the date in advance: after this we will no longer accept paper application forms.

Published 8 September 2014
Last updated 2 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated the types of financial information required by trusts.
  2. Change to Table 2: removed requirement to send Ofsted details of subscription to the DBS update service.
  3. Applications must include all completed forms and relevant documents.
  4. Updated form published today.
  5. First published.