Child Protection Team

Protecting the Powerless

Many children of child abuse are often trapped by circumstance or merely exist in the shadows. Central Florida’s Child Protection Team provides recommendations on intervention — to preserve the health and wellness of a child and ensure that each child has a safe environment in which to grow.

Co-located in the Orange and Osceola Children’s Advocacy Center, this team assesses the risk factors facing a child and develops an assessment for the Department of Children and Families and law enforcement. You can reach the team 24/7 for consultation by phone or for immediate, in-person emergency services.

Security and Support

Providing the right level of child support for child abuse victims occurs on several levels. The child services team achieves this through:

  • Medical diagnosis and evaluation (both onsite and at local hospitals)
  • Child and family psychosocial assessments
  • Psychological evaluations
  • Specialized and forensic interviews
  • Expert court testimony

When Abuse Occurs

To report suspected child abuse, call 800.96.ABUSE or your local law enforcement. You can also access support from:

Florida Department of Children and Families
Orange County Sheriff's Office
Osceola County Sheriff's Office

For more information on the Child Protection Team and training/resources related to child abuse and neglect, visit

Contact Us

The Child Protection Team provides services in both Orange and Osceola Counties:

Child Protection Team - Orange County
Located at the Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families
601 W. Michigan St.
Orlando, FL, 32805

Child Protection Team - Osceola County
110 W. Neptune Road
Kissimmee, FL 34741