Changes to children's social care services registered and/or inspected by Ofsted

Information for registered providers of children's social care services who want to request a change to their conditions of registration.


Changes to children's social care services that are registered and/or inspected by Ofsted

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This guidance covers:

  • the changes a registered provider and registered manager have to tell Ofsted about
  • how to request changes to any conditions of registration

It also sets out the changes a local authority fostering or adoption service needs to tell Ofsted about.

Published 12 September 2014
Last updated 2 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated timescale for managers to submit an application to register.
  2. Changes to 32: guidance about the DBS update service.
  3. Updated guidance on applying to change conditions of registration.
  4. Minor changes for clarity in paragraph 77, annex B (paragraph 10) and annex C.
  5. Updated for changes to legislation
  6. First published.