“Any Person” Who Suspects Child Abuse is a Mandated Reporter

 Updated Florida Statutes:

Any person who knows, or has reasonable cause to suspect, that a child is abused, abandoned, or neglected by a parent, legal custodian, caregiver or other person’s welfare shall report immediately such knowledge or suspicion to the central abuse hotline of the Department of Children and Families.

-Florida Statutes; Chapter 39

Physical Abuse

Physical Neglect

Sexual Abuse

Emotional Abuse

Common Findings in Parents of Abused Children

 

Florida Child Abuse Hotline:

 1-800-96-ABUSE

 

Indications are 1 out of every 30 Children in America are currently being abused.