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Step-by-step guide to applying as a new registered manager

Your application for registration as a new manager will follow a series of checks and processes to determine your eligibility and suitability for the care you will be providing.

To ensure your application is processed without delays or to prevent possible rejection, follow the step-by-step guide and ensure all necessary forms and documents are supplied as required.

We have produced guidance on registered manager applications which will explain more about what you need to do.

Step 1: Apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Step 2: Obtain references

Step 3: Complete your application form

Step 4: Review checklist before submitting application

Step 5: Submit your application along with the Provider application (if applicable)

More information: Common application errors

What happens next? – How your application is handled