Located at 859 County Line Road in Horsham, PA 19044

Volunteers who have Direct Contact with and/or are responsible for the welfare of a child/children at Graeme Park must obtain the following clearances:

Volunteers living in PA for less than 10 years:

  • Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check (through the PA State Police)
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (through the Department of Human Services)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Clearance

Volunteers living in PA continuously for 10 years:

  • Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check (through the PA State Police)
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (through the Department of Human Services)
  • A signed Disclosure Statement Application for Volunteers

In summary every volunteer must submit either the Disclosure Statement (PA resident 10+ continuous years) OR the FBI Fingerprint Clearance (PA resident less than 10 continuous years) in addition to BOTH the PA Background Check and PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

 

Obtaining Required Background Checks Electronically

Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check through the State Police:

  • Required  by all volunteers
  • A report of the criminal history record information (or lack thereof) from the Pennsylvania State Police
  • Can be obtained at no cost online at https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp with results available within a few minutes

Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance through the Department of Human Services:

  • Required by all volunteers
  • A certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services as to whether the person is named in their central register as a perpetrator of a founded report or indicated report of child abuse; founded report for school employee or indicated report for school employee; or are under investigation for child abuse
  • Can be obtained at no cost online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS.

 

For Volunteers who lived in Pennsylvania for less than 10 years

Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Clearance:

  • Go to https://www.identogo.com/locations/pennsylvania to schedule an appointment and pay for the background check. The cost of the fingerprinting process is $24.50. This is at the expense of the volunteer. Graeme Park only needs a copy of the official clearance.

 

For Volunteers who have lived in Pennsylvania continuously for 10 or more years:

 

Use the below documents for additional help in the clearance process.

Criminal Background Check (through the Pennsylvania State Police)
Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (Through the Department of Human Services)
Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprinting Clearance