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Part 3E+WRegulation of Provision of Childcare in England

Chapter 5E+WCommon provisions

Reports and informationE+W

Prospective

F180Combined reportsE+W

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Prospective

F281Information to be included in annual reportsE+W

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82Supply of information to Chief InspectorE+W

[F3(1)] The Chief Inspector may at any time require any person registered under this Part to provide him with any information connected with the person's activities as an early years provider or later years provider [F4, or (as the case may be) as an early years childminder agency or later years childminder agency,] which the Chief Inspector considers it necessary to have for the purposes of his functions under this Part.

[F5(2)The Chief Inspector's power under subsection (1) includes a power to require an early years childminder agency or a later years childminder agency to provide the Chief Inspector with information about an early years provider or a later years provider registered with the agency for the purposes of Chapter 2, 3 or 4.]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F3S. 82(1): s. 82 renumbered as s. 82(1) (1.4.2014 for specified purposes, 1.9.2014 in so far as not already in force) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), s. 139(6), Sch. 4 para. 51(2); S.I. 2014/889, arts. 3(m), 7(e)

F4Words in s. 82(1) inserted (1.4.2014 for specified purposes, 1.9.2014 in so far as not already in force) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), s. 139(6), Sch. 4 para. 51(3); S.I. 2014/889, arts. 3(m), 7(e)

F5S. 82(2) inserted (1.4.2014 for specified purposes, 1.9.2014 in so far as not already in force) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), s. 139(6), Sch. 4 para. 51(4); S.I. 2014/889, arts. 3(m), 7(e)

Commencement Information

I1S. 82 in force at 6.4.2007 by S.I. 2007/1019, art. 4

83Supply of information to [F6the Secretary of State,] HMRC and local authorities [F7by the Chief Inspector]E+W

(1)The Chief Inspector must provide prescribed information to [F8the Secretary of State,] Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, and the relevant local authority, if he takes any of the following steps under this Part—

(a)grants a person's application for registration;

(b)gives notice of his intention to cancel a person's registration;

(c)cancels a person's registration;

(d)suspends a person's registration;

(e)removes a person from the register at that person's request.

(2)The Chief Inspector must also provide prescribed information to [F8the Secretary of State,] Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, and the relevant local authority, if an order is made under section 72(2).

(3)The information which may be prescribed for the purposes of this section is—

(a)in the case of information to be provided to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, information which Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs may require for the purposes of their functions in relation to tax credits;

[F9(aa)in the case of information to be provided to the Secretary of State, information which the Secretary of State may require for the purposes of the Secretary of State’s functions in relation to universal credit;]

(b)in the case of information to be provided to the relevant local authority, information which would assist the local authority in the discharge of their functions under section 12.

(4)In this section, “the relevant local authority” means the English local authority for the area in which [F10

(a)]the person provides (or, as the case may be, has provided) the early years provision or later years provision in respect of which he is (or was) registered.[F11;

(b)registered premises of the early years childminder agency or later years childminder agency are (or, as the case may be, were) located.]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F7Words in s. 83 inserted (1.4.2014 for specified purposes, 1.9.2014 in so far as not already in force) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), s. 139(6), Sch. 4 para. 52(3); S.I. 2014/889, arts. 3(m), 7(e)

F10Word in s. 83(4) inserted (1.4.2014 for specified purposes, 1.9.2014 in so far as not already in force) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), s. 139(6), Sch. 4 para. 52(2)(a); S.I. 2014/889, arts. 3(m), 7(e)

F11S. 83(4)(b) inserted (1.4.2014 for specified purposes, 1.9.2014 in so far as not already in force) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), s. 139(6), Sch. 4 para. 52(2)(b); S.I. 2014/889, arts. 3(m), 7(e)

Commencement Information

I2S. 83 in force at 20.12.2006 for specified purposes by S.I. 2006/3360, art. 2(d)

I3S. 83 in force at 6.4.2007 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2007/1019, art. 4

[F1283A Supply of information to the Secretary of State, HMRC and local authorities by childminder agencies E+W

(1)An early years childminder agency or a later years childminder agency must provide prescribed information to the Secretary of State, Her Majesty‘s Revenue and Customs, and each relevant local authority, if it—

(a)grants a person's application for registration for the purposes of Chapter 2, 3 or 4;

(b)takes any other steps under this Part of a prescribed description.

(2)The information which may be prescribed for the purposes of this section is—

(a)in the case of information to be provided to the Secretary of State, information which the Secretary of State may require for the purposes of the Secretary of State's functions in relation to universal credit under Part 1 of the Welfare Reform Act 2012;

(b)in the case of information to be provided to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, information which Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs may require [F13for the purposes of—

(i)their functions in relation to tax credits, or

(ii)their functions under the Childcare Payments Act 2014;]

(c)in the case of information to be provided to a relevant local authority, information which would assist the local authority in the discharge of their functions under section 12.

(3) In this section, “ relevant local authority ” means an English local authority for an area in which a person who is (or, as the case may be, was) registered with the early years childminder agency or later years childminder agency for the purposes of Chapter 2 or 3 provides (or has provided) early years provision or later years provision in respect of which he or she is (or was) registered. ]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F12S. 83A inserted (1.4.2014 for specified purposes, 1.9.2014 in so far as not already in force) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), s. 139(6), Sch. 4 para. 53; S.I. 2014/889, arts. 3(m), 7(e)

84Disclosure of information for certain purposes [F14: the Chief Inspector ]E+W

(1)The Chief Inspector may arrange for prescribed information held by him in relation to persons registered under this Part to be made available for the purpose of—41

(a)assisting parents or prospective parents in choosing an early years or later years provider, or

(b)protecting children from harm or neglect.

(2)The information may be made available in such manner and to such persons as the Chief Inspector considers appropriate.

(3)Regulations may require the Chief Inspector to provide prescribed information held by him in relation to persons registered under this Part to prescribed persons for either of the purposes mentioned in subsection (1).

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F14Words in s. 84 inserted (1.4.2014 for specified purposes, 1.9.2014 in so far as not already in force) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), s. 139(6), Sch. 4 para. 54; S.I. 2014/889, arts. 3(m), 7(e)

Commencement Information

I4S. 84 in force at 20.12.2006 for specified purposes by S.I. 2006/3360, art. 2(d)

I5S. 84 in force at 6.4.2007 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2007/1019, art. 4

[F1584ADisclosure of information for certain purposes: childminder agenciesE+W

(1)An early years childminder agency or a later years childminder agency may arrange for prescribed information held by the agency in relation to persons registered with the agency under this Part to be made available for the purpose of—

(a)assisting parents or prospective parents in choosing an early years provider or later years provider, or

(b)protecting children from harm or neglect.

(2)The information may be made available in such manner and to such persons as the agency considers appropriate.

(3)Regulations may require an early years childminder agency or a later years childminder agency to provide prescribed information held by the agency in relation to persons registered with the agency under this Part to prescribed persons for either of the purposes mentioned in subsection (1).]

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F15S. 84A inserted (1.4.2014 for specified purposes, 1.9.2014 in so far as not already in force) by Children and Families Act 2014 (c. 6), s. 139(6), Sch. 4 para. 55; S.I. 2014/889, arts. 3(m), 7(e)