We expect services to be self-aware and able to evaluate their own performance effectively and openly.

To support this, we aim to:

  • act as a catalyst for change and innovation
  • support improvement and signpost good practice.

For general information for registered care services, read our guide.

Choose from the menu items on the left to find the information you need to deliver care and social work services.

We support nurseries, childminders and other early years care services that take a positive approach to risk.

Read our position statement here.

Read our improvement strategy here.

We regularly publish resources to support services to keep up to date with best practice and improve.  Click on the resources below to find out more.

Our other website The Hub provides ‘one-stop-shop’ access to a wide range of resources aimed at supporting improvement in social care and social work by sharing intelligence and research-led practice.

Open to everyone, The Hub includes:

  • a library of good practice guidance
  • information on the latest developments in policy and legislation
  • video based examples of innovative practice
  • guidance to help users carry out their own research
  • toolkits and resources aimed at supporting improvement.