“The Child Protection Team (CPT) program is a medically directed, multidisciplinary program that works with local Sheriff’s offices and the Department of Children and Family ervices in cases of child abuse and neglect to supplement investigation activities.
Child protection teams provide expertise in evaluating alleged child abuse and neglect, assessing risk and protective factors, and providing recommendations for interventions to protect children and enhance a caregiver’s capacity to provide a safer environment when possible.
If child abuse or neglect is reported to the Florida Abuse Hotline and accepted for investigation, the case is automatically eligible for Child Protection Team assessment. There are no financial criteria for CPT services.
If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, you should call the Florida Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873).”
Child Protection Team, Team Coordinator
453 Cortez Rd W.
Bradenton, FL 34207
(941) 345-1200 ext. 107