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.

Latest Issue of Connects E-News

The March 2017 issue of Connects E-News is here! Features include: National Social Work Month, Moms2B Offers a Healthy Start in Life and Spotlight on Child Abuse Prevention.  

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Guidelines for Reporting Abuse

The first step in helping abused or neglected children is learning to recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect.

Click the link below for information that may help you to recognize a child that needs help.

Resources in Our Community

Need help? Check out our list of resources available in your community. You can also view and print our 2016 Resource Guide.

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

  • 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
    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.

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