Blue Card: No Card No Start from 31 August 2020
No Card, No Start will mean that paid workers must have a blue card (not just a pending application) before they can start working with children.
People with paid applications in progress when the policy starts will be able to continue working while their applications are assessed.
Volunteers, trainee students and people running regulated child-related businesses already need a blue card before they can start working with children.
If you don’t apply to renew your card before it expires, you will be subject to the No Card, No Start policy and will not be able to continue working or volunteering until a new blue card has been issued.Lynde Davy