Florida Abuse Hotline

FLORIDA ABUSE HOTLINE
LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE REPORTING TOOL 

A new and improved online abuse reporting tool for the Florida Department of Children and Families’ Florida Abuse Hotline is now available at reportabuse.dcf.state.fl.us. This new reporting tool is available to professionally-mandated reporters, as well as the general public, as an additional avenue to report suspected cases of abuse, neglect, abandonment, or exploitation of children or vulnerable adults. The new online reporting tool is in addition to the existing toll free line at 1-800-ABUSE, TTY 1.800.453.5145, and fax at 1.800.914.0004.

Features of the online form:

  • Does not require a login and password
  • Allows attachment of important documents
  • Personal information of the individual reporting abuse will always remain confidential, and individuals can remain confidential.​

Important reminders when reporting suspected abuse, neglect, abandonment, or exploitation:

  • Always provide as much information as possible regarding the incident and those involved, including what happened and why you are concerned.
  • Be sure to provide a way for investigators to find the individuals involved in the report, such as a street address, school, work location, or even a cell phone number.

The hotline call center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and counselors are always available to assess reports. Reports can be made at reportabuse.dcf.state.fl.us, toll free line at 1-800-ABUSE, TTY 1.800.453.5145, and fax at 1.800.914.0004.