Consultation outcome

Childcare workers: changes to disqualification arrangements

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

Summary of responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps.

Read the updated Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006 statutory guidance.

Original consultation


We invite views on proposed changes to when childcare workers are disqualified from working in schools and non-domestic settings.

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Consultation description

We plan to revise arrangements for those disqualified from working with children because they live with a disqualified person.

The arrangements apply to people working in:

  • schools
  • non-domestic registered settings (for example, private, voluntary and independent nurseries)
Published 6 May 2016
Last updated 2 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added government response.
  2. Changed the closing date to 12am on 2 July 2016 to correct an error. The closing date was incorrectly set to 12am on 1 July 2016.
  3. First published.