Concept of Normalcy

Use of Occasional Short-Term Babysitters
California law authorizes Certified/Licensed foster parents to arrange for an occasional short-term babysitter to watch child(ren) without requiring the babysitter to undergo a criminal record clearance, Child Abuse Index Clearance (CACI) clearance, health screening, or CPR training. However, the Certified/Licensed foster parent must use the reasonable and prudent parent standard in determining and selecting appropriate babysitters for occasional short-term use. The short-term babysitter can be used for, but is not limited to, medical appointments, grocery shopping, special occasions, adult social gatherings, or trainings.