Childcare workers: changes to disqualification arrangements

Closed 1 Jul 2016

Opened 6 May 2016

Overview

The consultation sets out options for changing the childcare disqualification arrangements in schools and non-domestic registered settings.

 

 

Why We Are Consulting

We are seeking views on proposals to make changes to the childcare disqualification arrangements in England. This consultation sets out three separate options for changing the arrangements in schools and non-domestic registered settings. We are not proposing to make changes to the arrangements where childcare is provided on domestic premises.

Our aim is to improve the fairness of the current arrangements, particularly in respect of the ‘by association’ elements, which mean that a childcare worker can be disqualified because someone who lives or works in their household is disqualified. We’re looking for people to give us their comments on the options we are proposing, together with any views they have on the childcare disqualification arrangements more generally.

What Happens Next

The results of the consultation and the Department's response will be published on GOV.UK in Summer 2016

Audiences

  • Teachers
  • Headteachers
  • Governors
  • School support staff
  • Early learning and childcare providers
  • Training providers
  • Local authorities
  • Volunteers

Interests

  • Keeping children safe in education and other settings
  • Preventing neglect, abuse and exploitation
  • Safeguarding disabled children