Two areas that will be of particular interest to churches and ministries are: background check requirements for volunteers who work with children and youth programs new definitions of mandated reporters. Establishes August 25, as the date by which new volunteers must have background checks and stipulates that existing volunteers who have never had background checks or who have background checks older than 60 months will have until July 1, to get the required background checks. Extends to 60 months vs.
Expands the portability of the checks. Exempts volunteers, who are also students, from the background checks under specific conditions e. Existing volunteers who have never had a check or whose check is older than 60 months have until July 1, Download the disclosure statement.
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PA Child Welfare Portal. Timely Warnings. Honors Programs. Existing volunteers who have never had a check or whose check is older than 60 months have until July 1, Campus Life. I am an employee with a hire date between January 1, and December 31, with active clearances.
Allegheny Intermediate Unit. Beginning in December , individuals who required clearances expanded to include: volunteers, youth camp employees, coaches, youth mentors, Boy Scout and Girl Scout leaders, work study programs, internships, family-living home employees, and community-home employees for individuals with disabilities.
In and , legislation was passed amending the CPSL. These amendments expanded clearance and background check requirements for individuals working or volunteering with children. In , DHS received , child abuse clearance applications and identified 2, substantiated or alleged perpetrators of child abuse.
For more information on clearance and background check requirements as required by the CPSL, please visit this website. You must be logged in to post a comment.
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