Nebraska parents could get alerts about potentially dangerous child care workers

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A measure that would ensure you are notified of potentially dangerous staff at your child’s daycare will be discussed this Thursday.

You will be notified when an employee is placed on the Child Abuse and Neglect Registry, if one exists.

Currently, only a victim’s parent or guardian needs to be notified.

State Senator Jen Day introduced Bill 64 that would make the Department of Health and Human Services responsible for notifying families.

You would receive the notification in the mail within ten business days if your child was in daycare at the time of the incident.

The notification would show you when this incident occurred, but it would not reveal the nature of the abuse or neglect.

Victims and workers would also not be identified.

According to the nonprofit organization Darkness to Light, more than 2,200 daycare providers were found to be abusing and neglecting children in 2017 alone.

According to US Department of Health and Human Services data, it also reports that over 20% of offenders have committed sexual abuse.

Recent surveys show that almost a quarter of children aged five and under receive childcare from someone other than a parent.

This includes daycare centers, kindergartens and preschools.

You can provide feedback on LB64 during Thursday’s hearing, which begins at 1:30 p.m

Just go to room 1510.

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