Tips for Hiring Caregivers
As parents and caregivers, we must often rely on individuals outside the immediate family to take care of our children. To ensure safety we must ask appropriate questions of potential caregivers. Some of these questions may be a bit scary but our own discomfort should be second to safety. Be confident in knowing that by asking the right questions, you are demonstrating your awareness, knowledge and commitment to preventing child sexual abuse.
Screening individual caregivers*:
Here are some additional tips:
*Portions excerpted from "Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse: a Guide for Adults" by M. Elizabeth Ralston, Ph.D. and Polly Sosnowski, MSW.