Services

  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. Apply for health and wellbeing fund 2017 to 2018

    Voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (VCSE) can apply for funding to run schemes to help people access health services in the community.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Strengths-based social work: practice framework and handbook
  2. Ofsted safeguarding policy
  3. Health and Social Care Act 2008: code of practice on the prevention and control of infections
  4. No Secrets: guidance on protecting vulnerable adults in care
  5. Care Act 2014 Part 1: factsheets
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News and communications

  1. NHS can move towards more coordinated and continuous care
  2. Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill: open letter to the VODG
  3. New campaign to recruit thousands more adult social care staff
  4. NHS leaders: government commits to new support and improvement measures
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Research and statistics

  1. Kark review of the fit and proper persons test
  2. Chief Medical Officer annual report 2018: better health within reach
  3. Children’s homes inspections and outcomes: management information
  4. Patient Education / Self Management Programmes for People with Long Term Conditions 2017/18
  5. Wider Determinants of Health: November 2018 update
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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. Knowledge and skills statement for social work supervisors in adult social care
  4. Prison health inquiry: government response
  5. Community networks linking older and younger people
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. National Data Guardian Panel meeting minutes, 2018
  2. The Planning Inspectorate Framework Document
  3. FOI: Social care dataset as at 31 March 2018
  4. Ofsted corporate annual reports and accounts
  5. Memorandum of understanding between Ofsted and DfE: secure children's homes
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Organisations