Does disqualification by association still apply?
Disqualification by association no longer applies to teachers in schools
Under the Childcare Act 2006 teachers working with children under the age of eight could be disqualified from teaching because of offences committed by people who live in the same household as them.
An amendment which came into force on 1 September 2018 means that disqualification by association rules no longer apply to teachers in schools.
Schools are no longer entitled to ask their staff questions about cautions or convictions of someone living or working in their household.
Disqualification by association is only relevant where childcare is provided in domestic settings, for example where childminding is provided in the home.
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