Wakefield United Methodist Church
205 W. Church Street
Wakefield, VA 23888
VDSS Contact: Melinda Popkin (757) 802-5281
Inspection Date: Sept. 12, 2019
Complaint Related: No
- Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks for Child Welfare Agencies
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on September 12, 2019 from approximately 9:55am-12:20pm. Upon arrival to the facility, there were 20 children with four staff members. An additional person was on site for administrative and support purposes. The children were observed participating in music and doing tracing and coloring worksheets with their teachers. Three classrooms and the outdoor playground were inspected. The center does not offer transportation.
Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-2 Description: Based on record review, in one of four staff records reviewed, the center did not ensure that staff complete a sworn statement prior to employment and have a Central Registry finding within 30 days of employment.
Evidence: The Director confirmed that there was not a Central Registry finding or a completed sworn statement for Staff #3 (date of hire 6/5/13).
Plan of Correction: The staff member completed the sworn statement during the inspection. The Central Registry form has been partially completed and will be signed, notarized and mailed tomorrow.
Standard #: 63.2(17)-1716-B-7 Description: Based on staff interview and inspection of the facility, the center did not establish and implement procedures regarding reports of serious injury or death of children atending the child day center.
Evidence: The Director confirmed that the center had not established and implemented the following procedures:
1. Ensuring that all incidents involving serious physical injury to or death of children attending the child day center are reported to the Commissioner.
2. Reports of serious physical injuries, which shall include any physical injuries that require an emergency referral to an offsite health care professional or treatment in a hospital, shall be submitted annually.
3. Reports of deaths shall be submitted no later than one business day after the death occurred.
Plan of Correction: Verbally staff will be instructed of all of this at dismissal today. The staff handbook will be amended to include those procedures.
Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-A Description: Based on record review, in two of four staff records reviewed, the center did not ensure that staff have a five year repeat check of a background check.
Evidence: The Director confirmed that the background checks for the following staff members were more than five years old:
Staff #2 (date of hire 2005)-central registry results dated 9/30/05 and sworn statement dated 8/5/05
Staff #4 (date of hire 2004)-central registry results dated 10/16/04 and sworn statement dated 9/16/04
Plan of Correction: The staff members completed the sworn statement during the inspection. The Central Registry forms have been partially completed and will be signed, notarized and mailed tomorrow.
Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-2 Description: Based on record review, in four of four staff records reviewed, the center did not ensure that staff submit to fingerprinting and obtain results.
Evidence: The Director confirmed that there were no fingerprint results for the following staff members:
Staff #1-hire date 8/22/19
Staff #2-hire date 2005
Staff #3-hire date 6/5/13
Staff #4-hire date 2004
Plan of Correction: The Director will contact the OBI for the facility ID code and all staff will obtain appointments. The Church Administrative Assistant and the Director will ensure that results are obtained.
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