The Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan MS has responded in a written statement to the consultation on the Draft Child Minding and Day Care (Disqualification) (Wales) Regulations 2022 which ran from March to June 2022.
The regulations explain who is disqualified from registering as a child minder or provider of day care and are aimed at preventing unsuitable people from providing childcare services in Wales.
Julie Morgan said:
‘The responses to the consultation supported the inclusion of additional offences and updates to law introduced since the 2010 regulations were made.
Policy changes, which were suggested as part of the consultation were also welcomed overall.
These changes are a positive step forwards, allowing more people to register to provide childcare services in Wales.
I intend to lay these amended regulations in the autumn. I will also make guidance available to support the 2022 regulations, so people are clear about the regulatory requirements they need to meet to ensure compliance with the law.’