Child on a swingWhen you recruit a new member of staff you must check that they are not disqualified from working with children under the terms of the Childcare Act 2006. This requirement is typically fulfilled by obtaining an enhanced DBS check and by the member of staff signing a declaration that they are not disqualified on your application form.

In this article we discuss what offences lead to disqualification, what you must do if a member of staff becomes disqualified, how to apply for a waiver from disqualification, and whether 'disqualification by association' applies to your setting.
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