Families face difficult decisions when selecting a person to care for a family member. One of the fears these families face is that the caregiver they hire has a history of abuse.
Governor Carnahan created a caregiver background screening service through an executive order to assist Missouri citizens in making more informed healthcare and daycare choices for family members. While this service is not intended to be a foolproof way to avoid abusive situations, the service does give families valuable information to determine if a caregiver has a history of abuse or neglect.
Background Screening Services
The State of Missouri, through various departments, offers several services that may provide background information on caregivers as seen below.
- Child Abuse and Neglect
- Child Day Care Licensing
- Criminal Background Checks
- Employee Disqualification List
- Employee Disqualification Registry (EDR)
- Family Care Safety Registry