Vermont law allows you 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 Employers.
- 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.
- 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.
What if we request registry checks on a regular basis?
The Agency of Human Services has a subscription service for organizations located in the state of Vermont that provide direct services to children and/or vulnerable adults and are authorized to submit registry check requests.
A Vermont organization that provides direct services to children and/or vulnerable can use this service to request registry checks of the Vermont Adult Abuse and Child Protection Registries at the same time. If you are not yet subscribed, email AHS.ChildAdultAbuseRegistry@vermont.gov to request a subscription packet.
Organizations located outside the state of Vermont, staffing agencies, and third-party background checking agencies may email a Child and/or Adult Abuse Registry background check form. You may find the forms and more information at: https://dcf.vermont.gov/registry/child-protection/checks