Parents and children trust that Small Hands Big Hearts United is a safe environment, and we at SHBHU do not take that trust lightly. We are committed to maintaining policies and procedures that create a safe environment for children to connect, plan and take action.
Criminal background checks are one of the strategies used to ensure that children are safe with us. SHBHU’s policy is to conduct criminal background checks on all parents and adult mentors.
Yes. Respecting our member’s personal information is very important to SHBHU. Our vendor, Verified Volunteers, provides a secure online process for submitting your information. SHBHU does not see or store your Social Security Number and Verified Volunteers only stores the last four digits. We are confident that there is little to no risk to you in our online background check process.
Small Hands Big Hearts United cannot work with an adult who has been convicted of, has pleaded guilty to, has received adjudication for, or has pleaded no contest to the following crimes:
- Registered Sex Offender
- Crimes against children
- Felony offenses against persons
- Felony offenses against a family member
- Crimes defined as public indecency
- Crimes involving the use of weapons
- Any violent crime
- Any felony drug-related offense
- Any felony conviction within the seven (7) year period preceding the background check