DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
As a general rule, the Commonwealth does not disclose any personally identifiable information (PII) collected online except
where you have given us permission, or where the information is public information under the Pennsylvania Right to Know Act 65 P.S. 66.1 et seq.,
or other applicable laws. Visitors should be aware that information collected by the Commonwealth on its websites may be subject to examination and
inspection, if such information is a public record and not otherwise protected from disclosure.
Social Security Number Disclosure
You are consenting to a verification of your Social Security number through the Social Security Administration. Your Social Security number
is also being sought under 23 Pa.C.S. §§ 6336(a)(1) (relating to Information in statewide central register), 6344 (relating to Information
relating to prospective child care personnel), 6344.1 (relating to Information relating to family day-care home residents), and 6344.2
(relating to Information relating to other persons having contact with children). The department will use your Social Security number to search
the statewide central register to determine whether you are listed as the perpetrator in an indicated or founded report of child abuse.
Providing your Social Security number may enable the Department to expedite the review of your request for a clearance certificate. If you do not provide your Social Security number additional levels of identity verification may be required by ChildLine staff, reducing the chance of automatic processing of your request.
However, please note that disclosure of your Social Security number is voluntary and therefore, if you do not consent to having your Social Security number verified or used for checking your child abuse history, we will still process your request without your Social Security number.