Safety for Children, Elderly & Disabled

Vetting Caregivers

It is important to know the backgrounds of those who care for your loved ones.

Family Care Safety Registry

Missouri’s Family Care Safety Registry was established by law to protect children, the elderly, and the physically or mentally disabled in Missouri and to promote family and community safety by providing background information on potential caregivers.

Child Care Aware of Missouri

Child Care Aware of Missouri serves as a community resource on child care throughout the state. We help families find quality child care, preschool and after-school programs for their children. We work with child care program owners, directors and teachers to improve the quality of their programs. We provide business and civic leaders with information on the value and importance of child care and collaborate with them to make child care safe and enriching for children.

Show-Me Child Care Provider Search

The Show-Me Child Care Provider Search allows you to search state-inspected child care centers, group child care homes and in-home child care centers. Report a concern against a child care facility »»

Show-Me Long Term Care

Use Show-Me Long Term Care to find out how any licensed Missouri long-term care facility did on its last inspection.

More Resources

Child Safety

Abuse Prevention and Reporting

Protecting Children

Child Product Recalls

Get information and notifications about child product and toy recalls »

Protecting Teens

Safety for the Elderly

Elder Abuse Hotline

If you suspect someone is being abused, neglected or exploited, call the hotline at (800) 392-0210.