22 Feb Guidance: Register as a provider of children’s social care services
Published 9 August 2014
Last updated 22 February 2021 + show all updates
- 22 February 2021
Updated main registration guide throughout for clarity.
- 15 June 2020
Removed the ‘Social care online applications: information for applicants’ document as the guidance is no longer relevant. This follows the release of updated SC1, SC2 and SC3 forms.
- 5 May 2020
Added clarification around the registration process during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- 2 November 2018
Updated information for applicants who have lived abroad obtaining DBS certificates.
- 31 August 2018
Updated information about applications from charities, planning permission documents and accepting copies of DBS certificates.
- 6 August 2018
To clarify our current policy we have amended the text about applicants from abroad.
- 24 April 2018
Updated guidance to clarify that we do not register satellite children’s homes.
- 2 February 2018
All documents replaced: we have updated the types of financial information required by trusts and included more information about children’s homes location assessments.
- 29 September 2017
Updated sections 80-81 about DBS checks and the DBS update service.
- 21 April 2017
Guidance updated to introduce 3 stages of the application process. Applications must include all completed forms and relevant documents.
- 18 December 2015
Annex B and C added; minor changes for clarity in paragraphs 14, 83 and 152 to 154.
- 27 March 2015
Updated for changes to legislation.
- 9 August 2014