FLORIDA LAWS, DEFINITIONS: ABUSE, ADOPTION & FOSTER CARE
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Any allegations a child was abused or neglected by a caregiver will be … transferred to the appropriate local law enforcement agency where the child lives.
Online Sunshine Logo. Official Internet Site of the Florida Legislature … 827.03 Abuse, aggravated abuse, and neglect of a child; penalties.—. (1) DEFINITIONS.
Official Internet Site of the Florida Legislature … 39.201 Mandatory reports of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect; mandatory reports of death; central abuse …
(b) “Child abuse” means abandonment, abuse, harm, mental injury, neglect, … childor, in the absence of a parent or legal custodian, the caregiver, while being
The name of any person reporting child abuse, neglect or abandonment, … protective services, the Florida Abuse Hotline, law enforcement, the Child Protection.
Provides State laws that define the conduct, acts, and omissions that constitute child abuse or neglect that must be reported to child protective agencies.
[PDF]www.fldoe.org/ese/pdf/chiabuse.pdfFlorida Department of Educationby COF FORM – Related articles
Recognizing the Abused or Neglected Child . … ……………………………………7. C. Indicators of Child Abuse and Neglect . … A. Florida Law on Reporting Child Abuse .
the first line of defense against child abuse and neglect. Suspicion on the part of a teacher, school nurse, childcare provider, physician or law enforcement officer
Florida Department of Children and Families – All Programs
Adoption and Foster Care
- Adopt Us – Information on Foster Care and Adoption
- Becoming a Foster Parent – Children’s Home Society
- Florida Adoption Information Guide