Given the wave of crimes against children in school within the past several years, recent efforts in Delaware to curb and prevent these incidents are nothing short of timely. NewsWorks reporter Nichelle Polston reports on the formation of the multidisciplinary Delaware Criminal Background and Child Protection Registry Checks Task Force. It seeks to further strengthen the state’s existing background check systems, specifically for adults who come in close (and often unsupervised) contact with children.
Schools and daycare centers, in particular, can’t afford to be complacent when it comes to ensuring the safety of the young children under their care. Yet, regardless of industry, any employer should find a thorough public records search helpful when conducting due diligence during the applicant screening process, while all Vendors, Volunteers and Parents involved with school events, should also be scrutinized prior to granting uninhibited school access.