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Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance his Department has issued to parents on the terms under which crèches can voluntarily register with Ofsted under the provisions of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006. (286935)

The voluntary part of the General Childcare Register was introduced in April 2007, under the provisions of the Childcare Act 2006. The Department for Children, Schools and Families has distributed 5,400 copies of a leaflet about the voluntary register to parents and childcare providers through the Family Information Services of all local authorities. Parents can also find information on the voluntary part of the General Childcare Register on the Ofsted website at:

http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/Ofsted-home/Forms-and-guidance/Browse-all-by/Care-and-local-services/Childcare