When you place your child or elderly/disabled loved one in another's care, you want to feel comfortable with the choices you've made. One way to do so is to make sure a successful Criminal Background Check and an Abuse and Neglect Check has been completed on any person who will come in contact with your child or loved one.
Who To Check
In a child care or elder/disabled care setting
this should include the director, teachers,
teacher's assistants, nurses, drivers, cooks,
and custodians. Even volunteers coming into the
center should receive Criminal Background
In a family child care home, a Background/Neglect/Abuse Check should include any of the provider's adult family members or any helpers that might come in to the child care. Verify with your provider that anyone who has not had a successful Background Check completed is not left alone with your child or loved one.
Criminal Background Checks vary greatly by state and the reality is that most states do not conduct a State and Federal Fingerprint Check on care providers. Parents/Loved Ones simply can't know if a provider has a violent criminal history unless a thorough background check is completed.
As a provider, it is your responsibility to
perform your due diligence.
Don't Let Your Guard Down!
Perform A Background/Criminal/Court Record/Neglect/Abuse Search on ALL of the following:
- Facility Directors
- Facility Owners
- Board President or Chairperson
- Group or Family Home Provider
- All employees of the provider
- Any person, including volunteers, counted in the staff ratio
- Adult household members of family home provider
Peace Of Mind For Your Perspective Clients
Your clients will appreciate your proactive due diligence. Knowing you have nothing to hide will mean a great deal in the client's decision-making process when choosing a care provider. Please Contact Us for more information.