Guidance

Independent fostering agency: do you need to register?

What you need to know about registering with Ofsted if you want to open or manage an independent fostering agency.

Documents

Introduction to independent fostering agencies

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Introduction to independent fostering agencies

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Details

23 May 2017: this guidance is under review and will be republished later in the year.

This guide explains to those who want to open or manage an independent fostering agency what they must understand and prove to be registered with Ofsted.