Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

12.4.1 Child Abuse/Neglect Central Registry and Fingerprint Checks for Resource Parents

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter:
Chapter 12-Resource Family Recruitment, Certification and Reimbursement
Effective:
4/2/2012
Section:
12.4.1 Child Abuse/Neglect Central Registry and Fingerprint Checks for Resource Parents
Version:
2

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Legal Authority/Introduction

LEGAL AUTHORITY:

Procedure

The R&C Worker: 

  1. Signs and provides to the applicant or adult household member the DPP-157 Background Checks for Applicants or Foster/Adoptive Parents to obtain a child abuse/neglect central registry check, sex offender registry address check or fingerprint scan criminal records of the National Crime Information Database (NCID) as required by SOP 12.4 Background Checks for Resource Parents and SOP 4.3 Relative and Absent Parent Search;
  2. Requests that the applicant or adult household member provide the following to appropriate regional staff at one of the eighteen (18) regional fingerprint scan locations:
    1. The completed DPP-157 Background Checks for Applicants or Foster/Adoptive Parents; and
    2. Proof of identification (i.e., photo ID);
  3. Checks the Adam Walsh Requirements and Forms web page to obtain any additional forms that are required for the out of state child abuse/neglect central registry check if the applicant or adult household member has lived out of state in the last five (5) years; 1
  4. Provides the family with the appropriate forms from the Adam Walsh Requirements and Forms web page and requests that the family brings these forms along with the information listed in #2 to appropriate regional staff at one of the eighteen (18) regional fingerprint scan locations for their appointment. 

Practice Guidance

  • The regionally trained staff conducts the fingerprint scan and faxes the DPP-157 to the Records Management Section at (502)564-9554. 
  • Upon completion, record check results are returned by the Records Management Section to the person or agency specified on the DPP-157.
 

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