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How to Register Your Domiciliary Care Agency

Starting a business is scary, you’re taking a risk in the hopes that it will be successful. When starting your domiciliary care agency, there are a lot of hoops to jump through and it can feel overwhelming to know exactly what to do. One of those tasks is to make sure you are registering as a CQC domiciliary care service. 

As a legal requirement, you must register with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), so here’s how to do it:


This is the first thing you need to do before you can offer any care services in England. As a legal requirement under the Health and Social Care Act 2008, you must register your organisation and the individual who will be your Registered Manager. If you have the relevant qualifications, this may be you. 

To begin your registration in England, visit this webpage.

Qualifications and experience

It is important to check you have the right qualifications and experience to provide homecare. You also need to check your understanding of the Health and Social Care Act 2008, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. You also need to ask yourself if you are truly committed to providing excellent standards of care and respect for your clients.

DBS check

Firstly, you’ll need to apply for a CQC-countersigned DBS check to ensure you can lawfully work with vulnerable adults. The check will need to be carried out for any individuals providing a care service, all partners and the registered manager.


You will need to provide the following information for reference checks:

  • Details of employment history

  • GP name and contact details

  • Last employer’s name and contact details

  • Declaration of medical fitness

The same needs to be supplied for all partners in the partnership.

Financial viability

You will need to prove you have adequate financial resources to provide the services you are applying for. This can be a statement letter from a financial specialist such as a registered accountant.

Registration form

You then need to fill out the right registration form. This varies depending on the services you plan to provide. You will need to fill in the registered manager with a statement of purpose in place. Be sure not to leave out any details.

For assistance and guidance for CQC registration, speak to the experts at Bettal Quality Consultancy; we can support your business with your registration, and offer a money-back guarantee subject to the unlikely event that a letter from the CQC states that our documentation didn’t meet their registration requirements.

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