Background Checks Used by Two Popular Caregiver Websites Approved Babysitters with Arrest Records

Two popular caregiver screening websites that help people find babysitters and elder care helpers using background checks performed by national background screening firms approved several applicants with arrest records, according to a report by NBC Chicago’s Unit 5 Investigative Team. The report, which checked the reliability of the information these babysitter screening websites provided, is …

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Investigation Reveals Some Child Care Workers in Florida Not Background Checked

By Thomas Ahern, ESR News Staff Writer A story in the Daytona Beach (FL) News-Journal reveals that an ongoing investigation into Florida’s local child care licensing office found that some local child care facilities have not been implementing criminal background checks on all child care employees. According to the News-Journal, files in over 100 child …

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Letter Claims Minnesota Case Illustrates National Problem with Background Checks for Child Care Providers

by Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Staff Writer A letter to Austin (MN) Daily Herald sheds light on a national problem of lack of background checks for child care providers, so claims the author. In her letter, Linda K. Smith, Executive Director, National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies, was “deeply troubled” after reading …

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