The Florida Department of Children and Families is charged with the responsibility of fielding and investigating reports of child abuse / elder abuse in the State of Florida. The State of Florida has several good web resources for learning more about the process of reporting incidents of abuse and neglect.
Definitions of Child, Vulnerable Adult, Harm, Abuse, Exploitation and other key terms can be read at the Florida Department of Children and Families Web Site.
The hotline telephone number is 1-800-96-ABUSE (22873). You can read more details about the reporting process at the Florida Department of Children and Families Web Site.
If you have any questions about civil lawsuits and damages for incidents of child abuse or elder abuse against third parties including day care centers, churches, schools, nursing homes, or other entities, contact a Florida personal injury attorney or Florida child injury lawyer.