Guidance

Open a children's home: do you need to register?

This guide helps those who want to open and/or manage a children's home decide whether they need to register with Ofsted.

Documents

Introduction to children's homes

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Introduction to children's homes

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Detail

All children’s homes must register with Ofsted unless they are exempt. This guide explains to those who want to open and/or manage a children’s home what they must understand and prove to become registered with Ofsted.