Gun Safety

Keep guns locked and out of reach of children. Visit our Parenting Tips page to learn about more about gun safety. 

We're Hiring!

Franklin County Children Services is hiring professionals who are dedicated to protecting children while  strengthening families. Visit the employment page for more information on this and other job openings.

Accent on Kids is Here!

The Summer 2021 Issue of Accent on Kids is here. Features include: Making Organizational Health an Agency Priority, Virtual Event Celebrates Achievements, and Celebrating Volunteers of the Year.

Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car!

A car can be an extremely dangerous place for a child who has been left alone, even if only for a few minutes. Check out this parenting tip!

Latest Issue of Connects E-News

In this issue, you'll learn about: a kinship provider who is raising three girls, a caseworker who wants to build bridges, infant safe sleep and gun safety. 

September is Kinship Month

When a child can’t remain in their home, kinship caregivers often take over the full-time responsibility of their care, providing ongoing stability, support and comfort. Kinship caregivers can be family members or someone who has a close relationship with the child like a friend, teacher or coach.

When possible, kinship care is the preferred setting for children because they can stay in familiar settings with people who already know and care about them.  Children stay close to their cultural and family ties, while Children Services works to achieve reunification or permanency. Staff assess and supportt kinship caregivers.  Click here to learn more about FCCS’s Kinship program.

COVID-19 Resources

FCCS has compiled information about resources available to the Franklin County community during the COVID-19 pandemic on our COVID-19 Resources webpage. There are resources for caring for children in case of illness, accessing testing and parenting tips. You’ll also find information on mental health, child care, education, recipes and more. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for frequent updates on resources available in the community.

This is also a time when concerns about child abuse and neglect have increased and the attention of the community is needed to keep children safe. Check in with families, and if you suspect child abuse or neglect are occurring, contact our 24-hour hotline at (614) 229-7000.

Events & Campaigns

  • September - Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
    If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately. Visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness for suicide prevention resources.
  • September 18 - UNCF Virtual Walk for Education
    FCCS will sponsor a team participating in this virtual event which raises funds for college scholarships including the FCCS Alvin R. Hadley Scholarship. This scholarship is presented to an agency youth each year. The event will be celebrated online. For more information, visit www.uncf.org/events/event/2021-walk-for-education-columbus. or call (614) 221-5309.
  • October - Bullying Prevention Month
    Help raise awareness of the effects of bullying and tips for prevention. Visit our Parenting Tips webpage for printable flyers about bullying and cyberbullying.

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