Under Vermont law, certain employers and employment placement agencies may request searches to help them decide whether to hire or retain specific individuals to provide care, custody, treatment, transportation or supervision of children or vulnerable adults—on either a paid or volunteer basis.
Who can I request a search on?
You may submit a request concerning:
- A current employee, volunteer, grantee or contractor
- An individual you've made a conditional offer to
How do I request a search?
- Have the person you're requesting a search for complete the Request for a Child Protection Registry Check: SELF.
- Have the form notarized by an official notary public.
- Mail the completed form and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the address on the form.
Send by U.S. Postal Service. DO NOT send by email, fax or courier/delivery service (e.g., Fedex or UPS).
- Be sure to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
What happens next?
If you're entitled to a search, we'll do our best to complete it within 25 business days.
We'll notify you of our findings in writing. If the individual is found on the registry, we'll tell you the date and nature of the finding. The individual will also be notified.
Where can I get more information?
- Read the Child Protection Registry brochure.
- Read the Registry Protocol for Out-of-State and Screening/Placement Organizations.
- Call DCF’s Family Services Division at (802) 241-6474.