Act 151 (Child Abuse) Background Checks
by Act 151 and by Act 114 of 2006, as amended, for all prospective
employees of public schools, private schools and their
contractors' employees who will work in direct contact with
Also required for "student teacher candidates". This is
of three required background checks or clearances.
be provided by the applicant and reviewed by the school
higher education administrator) prior to the applicant working
a position in which he will have direct contact with children.
Abuse reports shall be no more than five (5) years old at
time of employment.
Act 114 of 2006 for further detailed information on PA
procedures for obtaining the PA
Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse History Clearance.
You may obtain forms
from schools or the Department of Human Services website.
You may not submit
this request on line. You must download
the application, print it, complete the form
and submit the form with your payment, by
U.S. mail. Enclose a
$10.00 money order for each application. No cash or personal checks accepted.
Agency or business checks are acceptable.
will be mailed within 14 days from the date that the clearance is received.
There will be no replacements after 90 days.
Indicate SCHOOL as
the "Purpose of Clearance" $10.00 fee.
of a request, please call the Department of Public Welfare, Childline and Abuse
Registry at (717) 783-6211.