It is important for parents looking to hire a caregiver to be diligent and take the steps to complete a background check on potential nannies or babysitters. Part of this investigation includes speaking with references, checking out the person’s criminal history and driving record, completing a Social Security number trace, investigating employment eligibility and verifying education. Other places to check include child abuse and neglect records, social media and Google. Background checks often conclude with a psychiatric evaluation. 

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