If you are a supported accommodation provider, you are required to register with Ofsted. The SC1 form is one part of the registration process, which requires you to provide information about your business, service, premises, roles of responsibility, financial information and policy documents. You will also need to upload a series of documents in specific formats.

The SC1 form is loaded with questions and asks you to submit a number of documents.  Download our handy checklist below for the 13 requirements in the SC1 form, and you can tick them off as you go.


  • Supported accommodation providers must register with Ofsted before 28th October 2023.
  • The SC1 form is part of the registration process and requires a lot of information and documents.
  • The person who needs to complete the form depends on the type of provider you are.
  • The registration form consists of different sections, such as about your business, financial interests, previous applications and registrations, and policy documents.
  • You will need to provide documents such as annual reports and accounts, cash-flow forecasts, and certificates of insurance.
  • You must include policy documents such as a statement of purpose, equalities policy, young person’s guide, contingency plan, safeguarding policy, complaints policy, missing child policy and behaviour management policy.
  • You will need to log in to your Government Gateway account to fill in the SC1 form.

Details you will need to provide

  • Business Information
  • Holding company and subsidiary details
  • Financial interests
  • Previous applications and registrations
  • Your services and premises
  • Roles (SC2S)

Business Documents you will need to submit

  • Financial information
  • Business plan
  • Cash-flow forecast
  • Annual reports and accounts

Policy documents you will need to submit

  • Statement of purpose
  • Equalities policy
  • A copy of a certificate of insurance
  • Young person’s guide
  • Contingency plan
  • Safeguarding policy
  • Complaints policy
  • Missing child policy
  • Behaviour management policy

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