Does your current school volunteer background checks policy keep you awake at night? If you are relying on a cheap “national” database search or the Indiana Limited Criminal History then your sleepless nights are well founded. Honestly, I would not let you babysit my dog if your criminal background check was a cheap database or limited criminal history search.
Hang on. I hear your groaning already. “You don’t understand how tight school budgets are right now.”
Yes I do. I feel your pain. But the truth of the matter is we have to make keeping our kids safe a top priority.
I have spent the past 15 years working to end violence as a detective and consultant so I know how slick, dangerous and committed our enemy is. People who harm kids seek positions with access to them.
Does that really surprise you?
The economy has handed us a couple years of devastating budget cuts which has shifted our focus to the bottom line. Believe me, I understand.
However, our enemy does not sleep, take a vacation or go away when the economy falters. He (or she) has an insatiable appetite that is only satisfied by abusing our children.
So is your gut telling you a free background check is too good to be true? It is. The Limited Criminal History for Indiana schools might be free but it comes at a greater cost. Risk of harm. That is why the state no longer allows schools to use it for screening employees or contractors.
If you think $10 is too good to be true. It is. There is no such thing as a quality background check for $10. Sorry. I know, other background screening firms swear a background check can be done for $10. Baloney. Ask them to guarantee their cheap search.
The great news is high quality school volunteer background checks can be completed for just a few dollars more. And there are options that do not impact your budget.
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