Services

  1. Register as a children's social care provider: 'fit person' assessment questionnaires

    Forms for assessing your fitness to be a children's social care provider. There are separate forms for children's homes.

  2. Become a children's social care provider: registration fee

    Ofsted's registration fees and payment form to apply to become a children’s social care provider.

  3. Registration of residential care homes (England)

    You need to register with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to run a residential care home for adults in England

  4. Apply to the Life Chances Fund: 2020 Further Allocation Process

    A top-up fund supporting the launch and scaling of innovative, locally-developed, outcomes-based contracts

  5. Request leave for restricted patients

    Complete this form to apply for S17 leave for a restricted patient being treated for mental health issues at your hospital.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Coronavirus (COVID-19): admission and care of people in care homes
  2. COVID-19: how to work safely in domiciliary care in England
  3. PHE data and analysis tools
  4. Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for care homes
  5. Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for people receiving direct payments
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News and communications

Research and statistics

  1. Vivaldi 1: coronavirus (COVID-19) care homes study report
  2. Quarterly Direct Payment Statistics for Northern Ireland (March 2020)
  3. Deaths within the care sector involving COVID-19, England and Wales
  4. Chief Social Workers for Adults' annual report: 2019 to 2020
  5. Palliative and end of life care profiles: March 2020 data update
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. New health data security standards and consent/opt-out model
  2. Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff
  3. Healthy ageing: consensus statement
  4. Coronavirus (COVID-19): adult social care action plan
  5. Coronavirus (COVID-19): personal protective equipment (PPE) plan
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. A Memorandum of Understanding between the Information Commissioner and the National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care
  2. Memorandum of understanding between Ofsted and the Care Inspectorate Wales
  3. Carers action plan 2018 to 2020: 1-year progress review
  4. Memorandum of understanding between Ofsted and DfE: secure children's homes
  5. National Data Guardian Panel meeting minutes, 2018
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Organisations