…network to connect you with childcare professionals who’ve been vetted by people you actually know. Angie’s List performs background checks on home service providers, and sites like Consumer Reports and Wirecutter independently test and review products to tell you what works and what doesn’t. Offline, you can apply a similar principle, leaning on people or institutions you already trust to …
We used to have a saying when I worked in sexual assault years ago. Some of the most prolific serial killers, serial rapists, and pedophiles never had bad backgrounds. In my opinion trusting a background check to determine if a person is “good” is as foolish as thinking if you live in a gated community you won’t be a victim of crime. Nothing is foolproof. People need to unlearn trust, and undo our thinking on “safety.” Positions of power are another area we shouldn’t blindly trust, yet we do.
Some of the nicest people have done the most harm to others.