SUSPECT CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT? CALL CHILDLINE: 1-800-932-0313
Childline continues to be fully operational. In alignment with the Governor’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, the Department of Human Services encourages individuals to submit clearance applications online whenever possible. Mandated reporters are encouraged to use the self-service portal on the Keep kids safe website, to avoid long hotline wait times.
For fingerprinting locations open during COVID-19, please visit the IdentoGO Location Map.

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’ Office of Children, Youth, and Families’ vision is for all children and youth to grow up in a safe, loving, nurturing and permanent family and community.

Our mission is to support the provision of quality services and best practices designed to ensure the safety, permanency and well-being of Pennsylvania’s children, youth, and families

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We value families by recognizing that:
  • Families come in all shapes and sizes
  • All families have strengths
  • Families are the best place for children and youth to grow
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In order to work or volunteer with children, certain individuals are required to obtain clearances. Get the details.
IMPORTANT: ChildLine should only be used for reporting abuse/neglect. Have other concerns? Find the appropriate contact information.

National Sex Offender Registry: Child care providers name search verification application here.