Protect the children in your homeschool group

Homeschool leaders,

Do you know how to keep the children in your homeschool group safe? What should you do if you suspect child abuse?

Here’s a helpful resource: Child Safety Guide, a 40 page ebook from GuideOne Insurance. It had a lot of safety checklists, a sample consent form, an incident report, and Child Protection Policy sample.

It also has information on background checks and what to do if you suspect child abuse.

Very helpful. It’s free. All it costs is your email address.


FREE E-BOOK | Protect the children in your ministry


I originally shared this information on my Facebook page:

and in a Facebook group I co-lead: I Am a Homeschool Group Leader. It’s a group of almost 400 homeschool leaders from across the USA supporting each other by answering questions about running a Homeschool group. Come join us!


Download the Child Safety Guide today, read it, and discuss it with your board.

Let’s hope you never need the information shared there, but if you do you’ll be glad you had this resource.

Carol Topp, CPA

Background checks for homeschool organizations

A homeschool leader on the Homeschool-Life Leaders Forum asked,

Could you share what companies you use to do background checks for your organization?


Here are some of the companies that homeschool groups use for doing background checks on employees and volunteers:

We have used for several years. They charge $7.95 for a basic criminal background check. Our members can fill in their own information, so we don’t have to deal with paperwork and shredding personal information.

We use Federal Background Services. very reasonable and efficient

My co-op uses They charge us about $14/check. They customized our background search to fit our specific needs. They bill us on a monthly basis. I really like them, they are easy to use, members fill out an online form so I never have to gather their personal information.


Many states now require background checks on any individuals working with children. You church host may require background checks as well. So the companies mentioned above may be very helpful to you in running your homeschool programs.


Carol Topp, CPA

Helping homeschool leaders