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NEWS: Ofsted announce mandatory online system for the notification of serious childcare incidents

Ofsted announced today an update to the way in which early years and childcare providers should submit notifications of serious incidents, with the aim of making the process faster and easier.

From 28 January 2021, all registered childcare providers in England must use Ofsted’s online notification form to notify Ofsted of significant events, including reporting confirmed cases of Covid-19. Providers should no longer notify Ofsted via phone or email.

To use the online notification form you will need:

  • Your unique reference number (URN)
  • The childcare address
  • Details of the incident and details of those involved

Providers should share the information with Ofsted as soon as practical, and within 14 days of the incident.

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