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Childcare disqualification requirements

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Last updated on 5 December 2016
School types: All · School phases: Nursery, Primary
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What are the childcare disqualification requirements and when do they apply? We outline the statutory guidance on when a member of staff might be disqualified, including disqualification by association. We also look at how to tell third parties that their information is being held.

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  1. 1 What are the disqualification criteria?
  2. 2 Who do the disqualification requirements apply to?
  3. 3 Disqualification 'by association’
  4. 4 What should schools do?
  5. 5 Applying to Ofsted for a waiver
  6. 6 Informing third parties that the school holds information on them

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