Family Care Safety Registry

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Missouri's Family Care Safety Registry (FCSR) was established by law to promote family and community safety. The registry helps to protect children, seniors, and the disabled by providing background information.  Families and employers can call the registry's toll-free line to request background information on registered child care, elder care, and personal care workers or to request licensure status information on licensed child care and elder care providers. This service is intended to provide information to help families and employers make informed decisions when hiring employees to work with children, the elderly, and the disabled.

Due to an unusually high volume of registration and background screening requests, the FCSR call center will close at noon on Friday, August 19, and will be closed all day on Friday, August 26, in order to provide a focused block of time for staff to concentrate on processing these requests. If you need to contact the FCSR via telephone the week of August 22, please do so between Monday and Thursday, during the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


In order to minimize your waiting time, the FCSR encourages the use of online registration for credit or debit card users, and online background screening for eligible employers.

On 10/20/2015, the FCSR started emailing notifications to individuals who register. Please make sure the free Adobe Acrobate Reader software is installed on the device used to check email. Download it from their website or visit your app store.

Those who prefer to submit a registration or request background screenings by submitting a paper form to the FCSR can find the most current versions here. Forms are processed in the order received.

If you have any questions about the use of online registrations or online background screenings, please click the links above or contact the FCSR at 1-866-422-6872.