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I was told I need an Intervention Record Check. What is it and where do I get one?

A child intervention record check, or child welfare check, is a review to determine whether an adult has an existing intervention record with Human Services, which indicates that the person may have caused a child to be in need of intervention as defined by the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act.

An intervention record check is required for any person applying to adopt or foster a child, and for those being approved as kinship care homesor may be required for any person applying to provide services to children in the administration of the Child, Youth and family Enhancement Act or to work with children in another capacity.

A person requesting an intervention record check must complete and sign an Intervention Record Check form which provides their consent to examine child intervention records to determine if they have caused a child to be in need of intervention. The completed form must be presented to an office of Children and Youth Services to complete the record check.

The results of the intervention record check is provided only to the person requesting the intervention record check and will not be provided to any other person. Information provided for an intervention record check is provided under the authority of the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and is in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

You can obtain this form at any Child and Family Services Authority office. To find the Child and Family Services Authority nearest you, check your Blue Pages or click on the Child and Family Service Authorities link below.

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