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HOW TO CHECK A

Kansas Provider’s Background

To help safeguard the safety of all children, state agencies and child care programs outside of Kansas can check the background of a provider who has worked in Kansas.

To find information from other states, visit the National Center on Child Care Subsidy Innovation and Accountability.

Review the National Fingerprint File

When a state submits a provider’s fingerprints for an FBI check, the inquiring state will receive a criminal report from the KBI and the FBI. For questions about a KBI Criminal Report, please contact the KBI Records Unit at 785-296-2454.

Conduct a name-based check

To check a Kansas provider’s background based on name, visit the KBI website.

  • You must have the provider’s full name and date of birth.
  • There is a $20 fee per search.

Request a child abuse and neglect check

State agencies that license child care homes or facilities may check a provider on the Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry. To make a request:

  1. Complete the signed release form (PPS-1011). There is no fee.
  2. Include the provider’s name (including all aliases, other names used and maiden name, if applicable), date of birth, and Social Security number.
  3. Submit the request via email, mail, or fax, marked “attention: DCF/Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry”. Results will be emailed, mailed, or faxed to the state agency requesting the information.

    DCF.CentralRegistry@ks.gov
    DCF/Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry
    PO Box 2637
    Topeka, KS 66612
    Fax: 866-317-4279

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