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With summer in full swing, your children could be spending time with new adults, including babysitters and camp counselors. One way to help keep your kiddos safe this summer is to review important information, such as background checks, when deciding to hire someone to work with your children or send them off to summer camp.
Since the passage of Senate Bill 236 in 2017, parents and caregivers have been given the ability to request a background check of the child abuse and neglect registry when employing a child care provider for his or her child in their home. It also closes gaps in background checks for public schools and youth camps.
Click here to read about how to request different background checks for individuals caring for your kids.