Child Protection Screening
Employee & Volunteer Child Protection Information
RISK MANAGEMENT GOAL: Reduce your liability and the possibility of being found negligent in the hiring, retention, and selection of employees and volunteers.
- Volunteers for Children Act of 1998 states that organizations can be held liable for crimes committed by volunteers; organizations working with children should be conducting background checks on staff and volunteers.
- National Child Protection Act 2000 recommends background checks to any organization working with children (public or private).
- PA House Bill #435 states that an employer or individual who intentionally fails to require an applicant for employment or volunteer service to submit the required certifications commits a misdemeanor of the 3rd degree.
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