Changes to disqualification by association

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A decision has been taken to remove "Disqualification by Association Regulations" where childcare is provided in non-domestic settings and where other safeguarding measures are well observed and followed. The disqualification by association provision will however continue to apply where childcare is provided in domestic settings, where it provides an important safeguard. The changes will come into force from the 1st September 2018.

DfE communication with links

The Minister set out the changes we are making in a Written Ministerial Statement, which can be read here: https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-07-02/HCWS815/.

The Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations and Childcare (Early Years Provision Free of Charge) (Extended Entitlement) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 are published here: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/794/contents/made.