How to Open Supported Accommodation for Young People


Introducing our “How to Open Supported Accommodation for Young People” package, tailored to assist you in promptly registering your residential setting with Ofsted in alignment with The Supported Accommodation (England) Regulations 2023. This comprehensive solution simplifies the Ofsted registration process for supported accommodation providers.

Our package provides expert guidance, customisable templates, and regulatory-compliant policies, ensuring seamless compliance with current regulations and the requirements for registration. Simplify the establishment of a safe and nurturing environment for children with our comprehensive resources, offering the confidence and assurance required to navigate the Ofsted registration process efficiently and effectively.

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Introducing our Supported Accommodation Start-Up Package, designed to assist you with Ofsted registration in compliance with The Supported Accommodation (England) Regulations 2023. If you’re establishing a residential setting for young people aged 16-18, registering with Ofsted is legally necessary.

Navigating Ofsted registration can be complex. However, our package simplifies this process, providing everything you need to register your settings efficiently.

What is Included in The Package?

Step-by-Step Guides

  • Ofsted Registration Guide and Checklist: Get your Ofsted registration completed quickly with our step-by-step process, including direct links.
  • Getting Started: A comprehensive workbook with checklists and planning sheets ideal for those considering opening a setting.
  • Service Implementation Plan: A comprehensive plan for establishing your supported accommodation, tailored for use throughout the Ofsted registration process.

Documents Required for Ofsted Registration

The following documents are required to be submitted with your Ofsted registration. You will find these in template form, completed for you. You can customise and update for your specific setting.

  • Annual Financial Forecast
  • Business Plan
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Young Person’s Guide

Policies Required for Ofsted Registration

  • Behaviour Management Policy
  • Complaints Policy
  • Contingency Plan Policy – Temporary or Permanent Closure
  • Equality and Diversity Policy
  • Missing Child Policy
  • Safeguarding Policy
  • Safeguarding Children from Criminal Exploitation and Gang Violence Policy
  • Safeguarding Children from Sexual Exploitation Policy

Additional Documents

  • Service Manager Job Description
  • Nominated Individual Job Description
  • Locality Risk Assessment
  • Health and Safety Risk Assessment
  • Monthly Quality Monitoring Template
  • Six Monthly Report to Ofsted (Reg 32) Template
  • Workforce Development Plan
  • Supported Accommodation Quality Standards Training Presentation

Training Presentation

  • Supported Accommodation Quality Standards Training Presentation – Bring your team up to date with the regulations and quality standards in this comprehensive in-house training presentation, including presenter notes.


All documents are instant downloads that can be accessed from your account area anytime. 


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