DCF Quick Facts

Child Welfare

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The Office of Child Welfare is charged with providing for the care, safety, and protection of children in an environment that fosters healthy social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development.

Florida statutes require any person who knows or who has reasonable cause to suspect that a child is abused, abandoned, or neglected by a parent, legal custodian, caregiver, or other person responsible for the child’s welfare, or that a child is in need of supervision and care and has no parent or legal custodian, to report such knowledge or suspicion to the Florida Abuse Hotline. (s. 39.201, F.S.)

Child fatality information is available at the Department’s Child Fatality Prevention website.

2017-18, Quarter 1 Program Data

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