Friday, April 18th, 2014

About children and family services

Gulf Coast Child Protective Services provides case management services to children and their families in the Tri-County area (Polk, Highland, and Hardee counties) Hillsborough and Osceola Counties. Our goal is to provide case management services that help families develop safe and stable family environments free from abuse and neglect.

We believe that protecting children and strengthening families involves knowledge, commitment, and involvement with and from the community at large. We provide these services by developing family-centered, strength based and needs-driven case plans with family participation. We then work with each family to access needed services and supports for their children and the family in order to reduce the risk of out of home placements. As needed we work with the families and the court system to facilitate out of home placements if necessary with safety and permanency the highest priorities.