FSFN - Abuse Reporting Portal - Attestation
“False Report” means a report of abuse, neglect, or abandonment of a child to the central abuse hotline, which report is maliciously made for the purpose of:
- a) Harassing, embarrassing, or harming another person;
- b) Personal financial gain for the reporting person;
- c) Acquiring custody of a child; or
- d) Personal benefit for the reporting person in any other private dispute involving a child.
The term “false report” does not include a report of abuse, neglect, or abandonment of a child made in good faith to the central abuse hotline."
Penalties for false reporting are outlined here: http://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2012/39.206
If your concerns meet the definition of an emergency situation: FIRST, call 911 or your local law enforcement agency. SECOND, contact the Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96ABUSE (1-800-962-2873).