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106 - Child Maltreatment Record Checks

  1. The following persons shall be required to have their background reviewed through an Arkansas Child Maltreatment Central Registry Check:

a. Each applicant to own or operate a child care facility at application and every two years thereafter
b. Employees and applicants for employment in a child care facility at application or within 10 days of hire and every two years thereafter
c. All volunteers who have supervisory and/or disciplinary control over children or who have routine contact with children at application and every two years thereafter
d. Members of Boards of Directors who have supervisory and/or disciplinary control over children or who have routine contact with children. at application and every two years thereafter

  1. No employee in a child care center who has had a complaint of child maltreatment filed against them shall be permitted to be left alone with children until the allegations have been determined founded or unfounded.

  1. If corrective action is appropriate, the facility shall require all employees who have had a founded report of child maltreatment to follow the corrective action plan specified by the Child Care Licensing Unit. Corrective action measures may vary from relevant training to reassignment or termination. Failure to comply with corrective action plans may constitute grounds for adverse action against the license.

  1. The statewide Child Maltreatment "Hot Line" and the Child Care Licensing Central Office number shall be posted in a conspicuous place in the child care facility. The "Hot Line" number is 1-800-482-5964 and the Licensing Central Office number is (501) 682-8590 or toll free number 1-800-445-3316.


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