Caregiver Sites Found Approving Sitters with Arrest Records

November 15, 2013 Nanny Background Checks, News, Uncategorized

Many parents have a hard time finding the right nanny for their children.  It’s important that they know the nanny is reliable and trustworthy.  Sometimes parents are too busy to find the perfect nanny so they look to websites offering help.

But exactly how trustworthy are these sitter sites?  NBC Chicago’s Unit 5 Investigative Team tested two popular companies, Sittercity and  On the sites, the sitter applicant can sign up and create an account for free.  The sites both feature background checks but when tested out with Unit 5’s applicants, criminal records were missed.  The sites showed the applicants as passing the checks even though they had records and criminal history.

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