Regulation needed to protect children

With the majority of childcare being conducted in the informal economy, there is huge concern about a lack of regulation.

22nd January, 2005

With the majority of childcare being conducted in the informal economy, there is huge concern about a lack of regulation. Under the Child Care Act 1991, each health board is responsible for ensuring the health, safety and welfare of pre-school children attending services in their area.

However, the Child Care (Preschool Services) Act 1996 only requires childcare workers who are caring for three or more children to notify their local health board that they are providing services.

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