How does Sittercity authenticate families?

At Sittercity, Trust and Safety is paramount to our every operation. We often get a question of how our families on the site are authenticated and/or vetted.

When a family joins our site, we utilize the information they provided at registration and routinely screen through Family Watchdog (a National Sex offender database).

We do not meet these families or require any member on our site to complete background checks. It is important to be aware of internet safety while utilizing the platform and know how to make informed decisions when accepting a job.

You can find additional information on safety for sitters here.


Please be sure to check out our Trust & Safety Center for additional important information regarding trust & safety on Sittercity.