Knox News Story Draws Attention to Unlicensed Caregivers - Articles

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Posted by: Jarod Word on Apr 2, 2019

A website that parents can use to find caregivers for their children has instituted a formal vetting process following stories of three children who died under supervision in unlicensed daycares, The Knoxville News Sentinel reports. The website,, became the center of an investigation by the paper when it discovered that unlicensed providers were using the site to solicit business. Knox News compiled a list of 52 caregivers from the site. DHS verified that only 22 had valid licenses. Going forward, says it will screen its clients using criminal databases and the national sex offender registry.