New USF Policy – Child Abuse Reporting Obligations
Important notice: To ensure the safety and wellbeing of minors on the USF System campuses, USF has established a new policy about child abuse reporting obligations, 6-032 Child Abuse Reporting. By Florida Statutes, EVERY individual has a responsibility to report any concerns of potential child abuse or neglect to the Department of Children & Families abuse reporting hotline or by phone at 1-800-962-2873.
Employees who the BOG has deemed to be "Administrators" face higher obligations to report concerns of child abuse or neglect. These individuals must also complete a mandatory online training.
All employees are encouraged to review the new policy and the online training to learn more about child abuse reporting.