This Practice Note explains the powers which Ofsted retains to prosecute certain offences in relation to the provision of child care such as the failure to register with Ofsted, failure to comply with registration requirements and breach of a disqualification order. It also covers the threshold test which is applied before a prosecution is brought, the time frame for commencing proceedings and the evidence that should be considered.
This Practice Note explains the legal powers and duties of Ofsted in relation to regulation of childminders, childcare providers and children’s social care providers under the Childcare Act 2006 together with the enforcement regime.
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