Guidance

Children's home: do you need to register?

What you need to know about registering with Ofsted if you want to open or manage a children's home.

Documents

Introduction to children's homes

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Introduction to children's homes

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Details

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