Accent on Kids is Here!

The Spring 2018 issue of Accent on Kids is here. Featured articles include: Be a Super Hero for Child Abuse Prevention; Mentor Readies Youth for a Successful Future and Pursuing Permanency for Every Child.

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.

A Guide to Kinship Care

Kinship Care refers to cases where a relative or non-relative has taken over the full-time care, nurturing and protection of a child. FCCS has created a guide which lists helpful information, frequently asked questions and other resources for kinship caregivers.

Resources in Our Community

Need help? Check out our list of resources available in your community. You can also view and print our 2017 Resource Guide.

Latest Issue of Connects E-News

The March 2018 issue of Connects E-News is here! Learn about the Simba and Malaika mentors and mentees' trip to see Black Panther. Additional features include: Preventing Teen Dating Violence and FCCS Social Workers: Leaders, Advocates, Champions.   

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March is National Social Work Month.

Social workers are called upon to help protect the most vulnerable among us and speak up for those in need. In particular, those who work in child welfare must be leaders, advocates and champions for those with whom they work. March is National Social Work Month, a time for recognizing the efforts of these individuals and their impact.
The National Association of Social Workers chose “leaders, advocates, champions,” as the theme for this year’s celebration stating: “Social workers are trained to look at situations in a holistic way, bringing people together with others and their communities to find ways to address pressing individual, group and societal problems.”

Click here to learn how FCCS caseworkers and support staff perform social work to help children and families.


Events & Campaigns

  • March - National Social Work Month
    National Social Work Month is a time for increasing public awareness and knowledge of the profession of social work and its impact on society.
  • April - Child Abuse Prevention Month
    April is a time to raise awareness about child abuse. If you suspect a child is being abused, call the 24-Hour Child Abuse Hotline at (614) 229-7000.
  • April 11 - 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 email
  • April 11 - 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 and you may see your photo featured on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

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