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Social Care Managers


Applying to register as a Social Care Manager

Registration is compulsory for all Social Care Managers and workers in the following settings:

Managers and all social care staff in residential facilities for adults and for children.
Managers and all social care staff in day care centres.
Managers of domiciliary care service and all social care staff in supported living and domiciliary care provision.

In order for your application to be fully processed and approved for registration you must:

Submit a completed online Application Form which has been endorsed by your employing organisation:  if you are employed as a Social Care Manger, or have been offered a position with a social care organisation, this is a task that your endorser from your employing organisation completes & submits on your behalf via their own online account.

Launched Thursday 1st October 2020 our new portal will make it easier and faster for you to register, pay your fee and keep your details up to date – all within a few clicks.

Click here for guidance on how to use the New Portal.

The registration process

We manage each application according to the guidelines set out in the Registration Rules. This is to confirm your suitability to work safely in social care or social work. If you need advice about registering; if you are unable to use the online service because of your disability, or if you do not have access to a computer please contact our Registration Team for support and assistance. The team can be contacted by email at:


An application to register will be processed within  6-8 weeks from submission, although this is dependent on timely completion of endorsement and the process may take longer if there are issues which require additional assessment, such as a criminal record, disciplinary record, or mental/physical ill health.

Your Registration Data

The Social Care Council is registered with the Information Commissioner and data supplied by you will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. We electronically store the information you provide which will be retained according to our data retention and deletion policy.

Please note your data will be archived when we close your application or when you leave the Register. By submitting your application you consent to the processing of your personal data as described in the Social Care Council Data Protection Statement.

If you require any further assistance contact us.