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Delaware Eyes Background Checks for Child Settings

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Gov. Jack Markell has established a task force to study criminal background check requirements for people who work with Delaware's children.

Markell's issued an executive order Monday calling for a thorough review of state laws and regulations determining when background checks are necessary, saying they are sometimes inconsistent.

The order establishes a task force that will make recommendations on how to best protect children in schools and other settings.

Among the issues the task force will look at are whether background checks should be required for workers and volunteers at school camps, and at private and non-state operated schools.

The panel also will look at consolidating criminal, child protection, sex offender and adult abuse registry checks.

The task force is to report its findings by the end of the year.

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