The purpose of verification that no impediment exists is to guarantee children's safety.
What is an impediment?
This is a behaviour that could reasonably pose a threat to a child's physical or emotional safety, whether due to:
- a charge;
- or a conviction of an indictable or criminal offence related to the conduct required in childcare services.
You must prove that you and the persons who reside in the residence where you provide your services is not the object of an implement related to the abilities and conduct required to operate a home childcare service. You must also prove these persons will not impede the carrying out of your responsibilities or constitute a moral or physical danger for the children to whom you propose to provide childcare;
Who is covered by this verification?
The following persons are covered:
- the home childcare provider;
- each person of full age residing in the residence where the childcare is provided;
- the person who assists the home childcare provider;
- the occasional replacement of the home childcare provider;
- a trainee or volunteer who is present on a regular basis in the residence where home childcare is provided.
In addition, the Home Childcare Coordinating Office staff members assigned to manage the office, to recognize or to monitor or provide technical and pedagogical support to the home childcare providers the office has recognized must be verified to ensure that no impediment exists.
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