1. Childcare and children's social care health declaration form

    Health declaration form for childminders and people who work in childcare or children's social care.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. Become a children's social care provider: SC2 declaration and consent form

    SC2 declaration and consent form for registered children’s social care providers.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Ofsted safeguarding policy
  2. Health and Social Care Act 2008: code of practice on the prevention and control of infections
  3. Care Act 2014 Part 1: factsheets
  4. The code of practice for victims of crime and supporting public information materials
  5. Strengths-based social work: practice framework and handbook
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News and communications

  1. NHS-funded nursing care rate announced for 2019 to 2020
  2. NW seminar: Identity psychology in probation: Implications for working with personality disorder
  3. PHE priorities in health and social care: 2019 to 2020
  4. Adult social care providers: EU Exit planning update
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Research and statistics

  1. The Prevalence of Autism (including Aspergers Syndrome) in School Age Children in Northern Ireland 2019
  2. End of Life Care Profiles: May 2019 data update
  3. Adult Social Care: Quality Matters summary of progress for year 1
  4. Improved Better Care Fund: provider fee reporting, quarter 2, 2018-19
  5. Kark review of the fit and proper persons test
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets: extending legal rights
  2. Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff
  3. Children’s Social Care Innovation programme
  4. Better Care Fund: how it will work in 2019 to 2020
  5. Dementia 2020 challenge: progress review
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Memorandum of understanding between Ofsted and DfE: secure children's homes
  2. National Data Guardian Panel meeting minutes, 2018
  3. The Planning Inspectorate Framework Document
  4. Ofsted corporate annual reports and accounts
  5. National Data Guardian Panel meeting minutes, 2017
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