What is the Child Protection Team?
Child Protection Teams are independent, community-based programs that provide expertise in evaluating alleged maltreatments of child abuse and neglect, assessing risk factors, and providing recommendations for interventions to protect children and enhance families’ capacities to provide a safer environment when possible.
CPT services supplement the child protective investigation activities of the Department of Children and Families and law enforcement.
Anyone who knows or has reason to suspect that a child has been abused, abandoned or neglected by a parent, legal custodian, caregiver, or other person responsible for the child’s welfare is required by law to report such knowledge to the Florida Abuse Hotline by calling the toll free number 1-800-96-ABUSE.
Our team is dedicated to serving abused and neglected children on our community.
We rely on the generous contributions from individuals, businesses, and community organizations to help us provide services to the abused and neglected children we serve. Click the button below to learn how you can help.
Section 39.303, Florida Statutes, authorizes the Children’s Medical Services Program in the Department of Health to develop, maintain, and coordinate child protection team services through contracts with local community-based programs.