Statutory guidance

Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006

Statutory guidance for schools about employing staff who have been disqualified from providing childcare.

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This statutory guidance is for:

  • local authorities
  • school leaders
  • school staff
  • governing bodies

It relates to all schools.

Statutory guidance is issued by law. You must follow it unless there’s a good reason not to.

This guidance is for schools and local authorities to understand their responsibilities under the Childcare Act 2006, where staff are providing childcare in schools.

The statutory guidance ‘Keeping children safe in education’ is also available.