Guidance

When mobile services must register as children's homes

This document clarifies when mobile services must register as children’s homes.

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Guidance for mobile services

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This guidance is under review. If you have any questions about registering mobile services then please contact us at enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk.

Mobile services are services whose statement of purpose sets out a model of care which operate flexibly across two or more locations. Some provide care and accommodation in premises which can be moved, such as a barge or a caravan. Others use a range of different types of accommodation such as tents, mobile homes, and holiday cottages.