FCCS's 2018 Report to the Community

Check out our report to the community, "Caring for Our Community's Children" to learn about FCCS's programs, activities and accomplishments during 2018.

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.

Latest Issue of Connects E-News

In this month's Connects E-News, you'll learn how volunteers at FCCS's Crisis Center help children through traumatic situations by making sure their needs are met. Additional articles include: Be a Superhero: Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect and Star House: a Safe Harbor for Youth.

Click here to read it:

Child Abuse Prevention Month

During Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, we raise awareness of abuse and neglect in the community. According to the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund, every 30 minutes a child abuse case is substantiated or reported in Ohio. Last year, Children Services received over 32,000 reports of child abuse and neglect. Your support can make a tremendous difference in the life of an abused or neglected child.

Join us in fighting child abuse and neglect. As an "every day superhero" you can help prevent harm through through small acts of kindness like holding a crying baby, volunteering in your community or babysitting for an overwhelmed mother.

Franklin County Children Services honors Child Abuse Prevention Month by teaming with The Center for Family Safety and Healing and the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund to educate the community about preventing child abuse and neglect. Learn more from our community partners via their websites:

Click here to watch a public service announcement.

Click here to view photos from the annual Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast.

Events & Campaigns

  • 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 26 - Volunteer Reception
    The Aladdin Shrine Center
    1801 Gateway Circle
    Grove City, Ohio 43123

    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.
  • May - National Foster Care Month
    Nationwide, there are more than 400,000 youth currently in foster care. Currently, there are more than 300 youth in Franklin County who are in need of loving foster homes. Click here to learn more about foster care, as well as how to become a foster parent.

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