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Sheila Scott OBE has now retired and therefore is no longer available to answer your social care questions. However, you might still find the answer you’ve been searching for down below.

08th October 2019

How can I check if a single-owner personal care service is CQC registered?

Hi Sheila, how can I check if a single-owner personal care service is CQC registered?


Dear Terry,


Thank you for your question.


The legal situation with regard to registration is relatively complex.


You will find all registered services on the Care Quality Commission (CQC) website.


If you go to you will see a search bar and this is where you can look for registered services.


There are various services that do not need to be registered and you can find information about such services on pages 5, 14, 15 and 16 of the Scope of Registration.


This is a very helpful document and I hope that you find that it answers all of your questions.


With best wishes.




*All information is correct at the time of publishing.

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