Although every person has a responsibility to report suspected abuse or neglect, teachers along with other professional staff are specified in Florida law as required to do so.
Misconduct Mandatory Reporting. A professionally mandatory reporter of child abuse/neglect is required by Florida Statute to provide his or her name to the Abuse Hotline Counselor when reporting. A professionally mandatory reporter’s name is entered into the record of the report, but is held confidential.
All employees and agents of a private school have an obligation and legal responsibility to report misconduct by instructional personnel and school administrators which affects the health, safety or welfare of a student.
To report abuse, call 800-962-2873 or online at reportabuse.dcf.state.fl.us/ or www.MyFLFamilies.com