Vermont law allows employers to request a registry check to determine whether to hire/retain an individual to provide care, custody, treatment, transportation or supervision of children or vulnerable adults.
Who may I request a search on?
- A current employee, volunteer, grantee, or contractor.
- An individual to whom you have made a conditional offer.
How do I request a search?
- Complete a Request for a Child Protection Registry Check: VT EMPLOYER.
- Make sure the current/prospective employee, contractor or volunteer signs the form authorizing us to conduct the search & disclose any information we find to you.
- Send the completed form one of the ways listed at the bottom of the form (e.g., email, fax or mail).
- If you've chosen to get the results by mail, send us your form, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, by mail through the U.S. Postal Service.
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 and notify the individual.
FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS:
If you are a regulated child care provider in Vermont, this process does not apply to you. Please contact the Child Development Division at (802) 241-3110 for more information.
The Agency of Human Services has a subscription service that makes it easier for Vermont organizations to submit registry check requests to both the Vermont Adult Abuse and Child Protection Registries. The service is helpful if you conduct registry checks on a regular basis. You must be authorized to conduct registry checks in Vermont to use it.
If you are not yet subscribed, you can email Deb Tighe to request a subscription packet.
Where can I get more information?
- Read the Child Protection Registry brochure.
- Call DCF’s Family Services Division at (802) 871-6474.