Protecting at-risk populations is paramount and none more obvious than protecting children. In order to manage this risk it is important to conduct background screening on adults with access to other people’s children. One job comes to the forefront and that is the job of a nanny or similar position that allows unsupervised time with children. A nanny background check is critical in protecting at-risk populations and a third party background screening company should be used to perform the background checks. Criminal background checks performed through a professional background screening company would yield the best results as they know how to thoroughly conduct a nanny check and are in full compliance with laws governing the use of public records and/or consumer reports.
Barons.com states the importance of vetting employees working in the home and points out the most important step before hiring is to perform at least basic due diligence on the candidate. It must be understood that job applicants may say inaccurate statements or purposefully not tell the truth. This is why conducting some independent research yourself is necessary yet it is even smarter to hire someone else or a background screening company to do this for you. These companies excel at what they do and the background reports furnished are unbiased and include court records including criminal background checks, sex offender registry checks, reference checks and social security number information with address history etc.…
By revealing past history via public records, consumer reports and pertinent verifications parents and other family members can make well informed decisions regarding who they hire to watch over their children or their elderly relatives. One thing is clear, proper background screening helps mitigate risk and goes a long way to protect at-risk populations including children and the elderly.
To read more about this subject read recent press release found at here.