No Card No Start law changes have been in place since August 2020. Under previous rules, Adult Household Members (AHM), were exempt from penalties for undertaking regulated employment without a Blue Card (being in the household), as long as the person had also made a blue card application. As a result of the No Card No Start changes, adults (who are not turning 18) and seeking to join an already approved carer household must have already obtained a blue card before they join the household as an AHM. Determination of who is an AHM is still made by Child Safety Service Centre Managers, so it is important to keep local service centre staff informed of planned or emergent changes in a carers household. Find out more.
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