PA mandates that all volunteers in contact with children obtain clearance reports regarding child abuse history, criminal background check, and FBI fingerprints.
Who are “mandated reporters”?
Click on the link cited above and read the text carefully to obtain an answer to this question as well as a complete overview of the new PA laws regarding background clearance reporting. These laws require specific clearances from individuals who work with or will be in the presence of children.
After reading the above material, complete the application forms and reports, following the procedures cited in the link below. These forms and reports are necessary to obtain your clearance. Once you receive them, please submit your original clearances to the attention of either the Clerk of this church or the Sunday School Superintendent.
What is the cost for these clearances?
- The PSP clearance is now free for volunteers
- The Child Abuse History Clearance is free for volunteers
- The FBI clearance costs $27.50 through the Department of Human Services
Here is a link to information and forms for a child abuse history background check:
Also, here is a link to the PA State Police website when applying for a criminal background check: