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Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006: statutory guidance

The Department for Education (DfE) has published statutory guidance for local authorities, maintained schools, academies and free schools relating to disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006. The guidance sets out: disqualification criteria: relevant offences and orders; staff covered and relevant settings; and disqualification by association. The guidance removes disqualification by association for individuals working in childcare in non-domestic settings (e.g. schools and nurseries): disqualification by association will continue to apply for individuals providing and working in childcare in domestic settings (e.g. where childcare is provided in a childminder’s home). This statutory guidance comes into force on 31 August 2018, and will replace the current version of Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006, which was last issued by the Department for Education in June 2016. Employers must continue to follow the current guidance dated June 2016 until then.

Source: DfE Date: 02 July 2018

Further information:Disqualification under the childcare act July 2018