Unlike other agencies where anyone can create a profile and be an active provider. iiMinds process is diligent and our number #1 priority is to ensure anyone entering your home has the best interest of your family and is SAFE!
When choosing a childcare provider, safety is the #1 concern for parents, as well as us at iiMinds. It is California law that all childcare providers placed by nanny agencies must be registered through the department of social services upon hire. On our application, we ask if childcare providers are registered with TrustLine or Community Care Licensing. Which are both state approved programs. Many professional have never heard of TrustLine, so we use this as a tool to help educate our professionals and families. We have compiled our most frequently asked questions, answers, information and tips for families and professionals regarding TrustLine and background screening.
TrustLine is the state of California’s registry for in-home childcare providers, which includes all nannies, babysitters, in-home tutors, homeschool teachers and in-home counselors or specialists. It is an effective tool for parents to check the backgrounds of childcare providers, to determine if an applicant has criminal convictions or substantiated child abuse reports in California.
TrustLine is the only background check authorized by state law of California to use three databases that the general public, including private investigators and private background check companies, cannot access. These databases include the fingerprint records from the California Department of Justice’s California Criminal History System; the Child Abuse Central Index of California; and fingerprint records of the FBI Criminal History System.
TrustLine is California state law. All employment agencies (nanny and babysitter placement agencies) are required by law to register their caregivers with TrustLine upon placement. This applies to all childcare providers who are placed in a home, including one-time babysitters, temporary nannies, part-time and full-time nannies.
To join TrustLine applicants complete live scanned fingerprinting, submit a one-page application form, Trustline Statement and a one-time fee to the Department of Social Services. Once a childcare provider is registered, they are in the system for life. It can take anywhere from 2-6 weeks for an applicant to be registered. Upon registration, both the referral agency and applicant receive a letter in the mail stating acceptance or rejection.
Not necessarily. Unfortunately, not all agencies in California follow this law. When choosing an agency, be sure to ask if TrustLine is a requirement for all candidates. If you find that your nanny has not been fingerprinted or registered with Trustline, you are encouraged to call law enforcement. If an agency does not register their nannies upon hire, this is considered a misdemeanor.
Though being live scanned, sex offender screened and registering through the department of social services is very important. We at iiMinds strive to ensure all providers are well rounded professionals that are qualified, experienced, and educated in Child Development or related fields. Our providers also are required to be:
**Not until all information has been verified can a provider be ACTIVE on our site.
*Information source – http://trustline.org