What the CQC ask for Vs what they actually mean

The CQC have already got your Statement of Purpose, so why ask for it again?
The main reason is that you should have kept it up to date and told them of changes. What they are really asking for is your up to date statement.

Your Statement of Purpose is more than just a description of what you do, it is a formal record of your registration. It is a legal declaration of your place of business; who owns it; and the services your licence will provide.

Changes to the statement are a serious matter. Do not start revising your statement for the sake of making it "look better" as any changes you make are notifiable to CQC. If you do this and forget or fail to notify the CQC at the same time, you will have shot yourself in the foot because this can now be picked up as a breach of regulations.

Statements of purpose must be amended when there are changes to the items as listed in Schedule 3 of the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009.

  • You have to notify CQC whenever you change your statement of purpose detailing the changes.
  • You have to do this within 28 days of making any changes.


  1. The aims and objectives of the service provider in carrying on the regulated activity.
  1. The kinds of services provided for the purposes of the carrying on of the regulated activity and the range of service users’ needs which those services are intended to meet.
  1. The full name of the service provider and of any registered manager, together with their business address, telephone number and, where available, electronic mail addresses.
  1. The legal status of the service provider.
  1. Details of the locations at which the services provided for the purposes of the regulated activity are carried on.

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