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Florida Child Abuse and Neglect Laws

DEFINITIONS OF TERMS

Below are the definitions of terms under Florida Child Abuse and Neglect Statutes. For a detailed discussion, click here.

827.01 Definitions.

(1) "Caregiver" means a parent, adult household member, or other person responsible for a child's welfare.

(2) "Child" means any person under the age of 18 years.

(3) "Placement" means the giving or transferring of possession or custody of a child by any person to another person for adoption or with the intent or purpose of surrendering the control of the child.

History.--s. 48, ch. 74-383; s. 1, ch. 77-174; s. 7, ch. 96-322.

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