The Office of the Children's Guardian monitors the time a child or young person spends in the care of specialised substitute residential care providers. This enables us to identify where additional support may be provided to the family or formalised planning for longer-term placements,
The register portal will still refer to ‘Voluntary Out-of-Home Care’. This will be updated through future planned amendments to the portal.
The specialised substitute residential care (SSRC) register is a secure online database that records information about children or young people in care and the organisations who provide or supervise that care.
The register must be updated by the care provider. If the care provider is not a designated agency and there is a supervising agency, the register must also be updated by the supervising designated agency.
Access to the online register is through a secure login. For access, providers must complete our self-assessment.
Please email email@example.com to ask for access to the self-assessment and the SSRC Register. One of our team will be in touch within 3 business days.