One Child at a Time - Supporting Children of NW FL
Legislation in Florida, signed by Gov. Rick Scott, requires any individual who suspects that a child has been abused by any person to report that to the Florida Abuse Hotline. Any allegations a child was abused or neglected by a caregiver will be investigated by the Department of Children and Families, while allegations of child abuse by someone other than a caregiver will be accepted at the Hotline and immediately electronically transferred to the appropriate local law enforcement agency where the child lives. Penalties for those who suspect a child is being abused but fail to report it have been increased from a misdemeanor to a felony. Financial penalties also have increased.If you suspect or know of any child who is being harmed, call the Florida Abuse Hotline at (800) 962-2873 or TDD (800) 453-5145. If you see a child in immediate danger, call 911.
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Child maltreatment includes actions that result in imminent risk of serious harm, death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation of a child under age 18 by a parent or caretaker. This is a CALL TO ACTION!
Using the resources presented here, educate yourself, and “one child at a time”, assist us in providing funding for the unmet needs of our most vulnerable children.
Child Guardians, Inc. P.O. Box 9526, Pensacola, FL. 32513