1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

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

  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. 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.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Actions for adult social care providers to prepare for Brexit
  2. Health and Social Care Act 2008: code of practice on the prevention and control of infections
  3. The code of practice for victims of crime and supporting public information materials
  4. NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care: public information leaflet
  5. Care Act 2014 Part 1: factsheets
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News and communications

  1. Direction issued to Tower Hamlets council
  2. New approach to engaging rough sleeping and homeless community
  3. Better Care Fund renewed for 2019 to 2020
  4. How local and national government can work together to improve health and care
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Research and statistics

  1. Child Protection Statistics for Northern Ireland (quarter ending 31 June 2019)
  2. Palliative and end of life care: hospital deaths 2006 to 2017
  3. Homecare Experience Survey 2018
  4. Chief Medical Officer annual report 2019: partnering for progress
  5. End of Life Care Profiles: July 2019 data update
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s
  2. Restraint and restrictive intervention: draft guidance
  3. Personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets: extending legal rights
  4. Better Care Fund: how it will work in 2019 to 2020
  5. Children’s Social Care Innovation programme
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Carers action plan 2018 to 2020: 1-year progress review
  2. Memorandum of understanding between Ofsted and DfE: secure children's homes
  3. National Data Guardian Panel meeting minutes, 2018
  4. The Planning Inspectorate Framework Document
  5. National Data Guardian Panel meeting minutes, 2017
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