Caregiver Background Screening

Welcome to Missouri's Caregiver Background Screening Service webpage.

The late Governor Carnahan created this service through an executive order to assist Missouri citizens in making more informed healthcare and daycare choices for family members. This webpage provides general information and links about the various services available to the public to check the backgrounds of caregivers that serve children, the elderly and persons with disabilities.

Families face difficult decisions when selecting a person to care for a family member. One of the fears these families face is that the caregiver they hire has a history of abuse.

This service allows families to receive background information on potential caregivers. While this service is not intended to be a foolproof way to avoid abusive situations, the service does give families valuable information to determine if a caregiver has a history of abuse or neglect.