Please let your volunteers/coaches know that we no longer use Averity.com (protect youth sports)
for background checks. The account has been cancelled so if they apply through us it will not be
processed. The links to pa state police and the DEP for Child Abuse clearances can be found on
Consistent with Act 153 which was signed by Gov. Corbett in 2014 those are required of all volunteers working with children. An FBI check is also required in addition to the other two if the volunteer candidate has lived outside PA within the past 10 years.
CHILD ABUSE CHECK
Please remove the averity link from your websites if it is on there and replace it with the links from our website. A reminder too that in order to use Township facilities the Act 153 requirements are mandatory for all volunteers working with or around children in your organization. Thanks.
Peg Whelan, Director
Parks and Recreation Department
Ridley Township, PA