#IntheNext30Minutes

Pledge your support for child abuse prevention on social media using #InTheNext30Minutes and tag Ohio Children's Trust Fund on Facebook and @OhioCTF on both Instagram and Twitter. Also tag your friends and ask them to pledge their support within 30 minutes of your post!

Wear Blue for Child Abuse Prevention April 12!

On April 12, the community came out in force to increase awareness of child abuse prevention by wearing blue. Visit our Facebook page to see photos from Wear Blue Day events throughout central Ohio.

Program Spotlight: Youth Transition Services

FCCS offers services, counseling and life skills instruction to every young adult aging out of foster care to prepare them for a state of productive independence. Click here to learn more about the Youth Transition Services program.

Prevalence of Child Abuse in Franklin County

Click on the link below to review the most recent statistics concerning the children and families served by Franklin County Children Services annually.

The ABCs of Safe Sleep

Keep your baby safe! Watch this public service announcement presented by FCCS and the City of Columbus to learn how to help your baby sleep safely.

National Social Work Month

Cheryl Harris

 Click here to watch Standing up for Children and Families

During National Social Work Month, FCCS takes time to recognize the caring professionals within the agency who stand up for children and families, by keeping children safe, linking families with services in the community and providing support. FCCS staff consists of more than 300 caseworkers and 400 support staff members, more than 150 of whom are licensed social workers.

Social work is the heart of Children Services and FCCS caseworkers are on the front lines of child welfare work, advocating for the safety, permanency and well-being of children by helping them and their families face their challenges and find solutions. Intervening on behalf of a child when parents are having problems is often difficult and challenging and requires skill and sensitivity. Social worker intervention frequently makes a critical difference in a child's life.

Click here to view a series of videos in which FCCS staff describe how they stand up for children and families.

Events & Campaigns

  • April - Child Abuse Prevention Month
    Franklin County Children Services works to raise awareness about child abuse and educate the public about how to prevent and report child maltreatment. If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, call the FCCS 24-Hour Child Abuse Hotline at (614) 229-7000. For non-emergency calls, please call our general information line at (614) 229-7100.
  • April 12 - Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast
    The Boat House at Confluence Park
    679 West Spring Street, Columbus, OH 43215

    FCCS's annual event highlights child abuse prevention and the accomplishments of social work professionals, client families, youth and community advocates. Also, college scholarships are awarded to agency youth. For more information, call (614) 275-2523 or click here.
  • April 12 - Wear Blue Day
    FCCS will participate in the statewide Wear Blue Day campaign to support the prevention of child abuse. Wear blue on April 12, take a photo of yourself or your group and email it to fccsoutreach@fccs.us and you may see your photo featured on our Facebook or Twitter pages.
  • April 26 - Volunteer Reception
    The Ohio State University Union
    1739 High Street, Columbus, OH 43210

    The FCCS volunteer department will celebrate volunteers and mentors and recognize all that they do for FCCS children. Click here to learn more about volunteering with FCCS.

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24-Hour Child Abuse Hotline
(614) 229-7000
General Inquiries
(614) 229-7100