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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.


FCSR receives information on Child Abuse and Neglect (CA/N) findings from the Department of Social Services (DSS). Recently DSS changed the way severity levels on CA/N findings are reported. Effective immediately, any CA/N finding will be reported with a severity of Fatal or Non-Fatal. Non-Fatal encompasses findings that were previously reported as either Mild, Moderate, or Serious/Severe. If you have any questions about the new severity level, you may call DSS at the number provided in the FCSR background screening results letter.

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.

The FCSR delivers notifications to registered individuals via encrypted email. An email address is required to conserve state resources. Instructions for opening an encrypted email can be found here.

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.