Background Check Additional Information

After you have completed either the online or paper application, you may begin to obtain the necessary background check documents.

Background checks can only be completed on individuals 18 years of age and older. It is important to let the potential babysitter or caregiver know you are requiring background checks and they will need to complete the necessary documents with you or another adult signing as a witness. The needed documents are as follows:

1) A criminal background check from the Kentucky Administrative Offices of the Courts. Download here.

2) A Child Abuse and Neglect Registry form. Download here. This background check will also require a copy (photo or scan) of the individual’s drivers license or social security card.

After the potential caregiver has completed the two background check forms with a witness and have obtained a copy of their driver’s license, these three items can either be sent via mail to PCAK, 801 Corporate Drive, Ste. 120, Lexington, KY 40503. Or emailed to

Background checks may take several weeks to complete and will be returned to the email address provided on the application. If you have any questions, please contact or 859-225-8879.

Additional Resources:

Download the How to Choose a Safe Child Care Provider or Caregiver tip sheet for additional information.

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