Form

Tell Ofsted about an incident: children's social care notification form

Online form for adoption or fostering agencies, children's homes and residential family centres. Downloadable form for residential holiday schemes for disabled children.

Documents

Online notification form for adoption or fostering agencies, children's homes and residential family centres

Notification form for providers of adoption support agencies

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If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Notification form for providers of voluntary adoption agencies

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Notification form for providers of children’s homes for use from 1 April 2015

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If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Notification form for providers of secure children’s homes for use from 1 April 2015

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If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Notification form for independent fostering agencies

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Notification form for providers of residential family centres

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Notification form for providers of residential holiday schemes for disabled children

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Details

Providers of children’s social care must notify Ofsted of any events or incidents. In urgent situations – particularly if there is a lot of interest from the press – you should telephone Ofsted first on 0300 123 1231.

Use the online form if you are a:

  • voluntary adoption agency
  • adoption support agency
  • independent fostering agency
  • children’s home or secure children’s home
  • residential family centre

If you can’t use the online form you can use the printable form. You will need your URN (Unique Reference Number) and full postal address.

Residential holiday schemes and local authorities

For residential holiday schemes for disabled children, download the PDF form and post this to Ofsted.

Local authorities should fill in the serious childcare incident form for local authorities.

Posting your form

Sign the form and post it to Ofsted at:

Notifications
ARC
Piccadilly Gate
Store Street
Manchester
M1 2WD

Legislation

Read the relevant legislation to find out what incidents you need to tell us about.

Published 29 March 2014
Last updated 24 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. Published today: form for residential holiday schemes for disabled children.
  2. Published today: forms for children's homes and secure children's homes for use from 1 April 2015.
  3. First published.