Vermont Child Protection Registry
The Vermont Child Protection Registry is a database of all substantiated reports of child abuse and neglect, dating back to January 1, 1992.
If you were substantiated for child abuse and neglect, click here for more information.
What is a substantiated report?
When the Family Services Division of DCF investigates reports of child abuse or neglect, we are required by law to determine whether the actions reported have been substantiated. A substantiated report means we have determined the report is based on accurate and reliable information that would lead a reasonable person to believe the child has been abused or neglected.
What is a registry record?
Each registry record includes:
What are the potential impacts of having a registry record?
Having a registry record may affect a person’s ability to become a:
How is the Child Protection Registry used?
DCF staff search the Registry whenever:
Employers: Request a check on an employee
Individuals: Request a check on yourself