Background Screening Process

Who is required to have a background screening?

What types of background screenings are required?

The Family Care Safety Registry (FCSR) is one tool that is available to provide the screening; however, its use is not mandated.

Background Screening Review Program

A finding on the background screening may exclude an individual from working in licensed child care facilities.  Certain offenses committed under Missouri statutes require individuals to apply for a Background Screening Review so the department can make a determination about employment eligibility. This application process is initiated by the licensed provider’s background screening request with details generated on the finding.

Questions about the Background Screening Review can be directed to the Family Care Safety Registry,
(866) 422-6872.