Guidance on becoming a registered provider of children's social care services, including information about the application process.
Please note that social care providers and managers will need to apply online in the near future. Ofsted will confirm the date in advance. After this date we will no longer accept paper application forms.
This guidance will help you decide whether you need to apply for registration and explains what processes your application will go through before we can decide whether you are suitable to be registered as a social care provider or manager.