Training, marketing and regulatory organisations

Training and Development

Skills for Care
Provide lots of information and listing of training materials for employers and trainers in social care to purchase.


Marketing and Promotion

Notts Help Yourself
A collection of organisations that provide care and support services.

Small Good Stuff
An on-line directory of micro-providers from across the country produced by Community Catalysts.

Regulatory Organisations

Care Quality Commission (CQC)
Here you will find details about the registration system, how it works and what you will need to do in order to successfully complete your application. CQC have produced step-by-step guides to help you understand the stages involved in getting registered.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
The DBS is responsible for processing requests for criminal records checks,
deciding whether it is appropriate for a person to be placed on or removed from a barred list and placing or removing people from the DBS children’s barred list and adults’ barred list.

Organisations can use the County Council Service for a charge – the fee for a standard disclosure is £29 and an enhanced disclosure £44. Nottinghamshire County Council will charge an admin/processing fee of £10 – this service can be accessed by emailing

Links to guidance on what you need to do for tax and National Insurance purposes when you start up a business as a self-employed person, a partnership or a limited company. You will also find links to additional help and support HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) offer new businesses.


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