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!

FCCS's 2019 Report to the Community

Check out our report to the community, "Better Together" to learn about FCCS's programs, activities and accomplishments during 2019.

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.

Latest Issue of Connects

In this issue, you'll learn about: racial disproportionality in child welfare referrals, temporary changes to the Holiday Wish Program, the importance of childhood immunizations and providing special opportunities for youth through FCCS's Children's Fund.

We Need Foster Families!

Hundreds of kids in Franklin County are waiting. These are kids who, through no fault of their own, are in need of a safe and loving home. They’re waiting for YOU. Become a Franklin County foster parent.

Anyone over 21 with a stable source of income can apply. You just have to be willing.

Visit fostercare.fccs.us or call (614) 275-2711 for more information.

Click here to view a public service announcement.

Click here to download a media release.

COVID-19 Community 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

  • August - National Back to School Month
    Take time to help children prepare to go back to school. Help them to adjust to new school settings and schedules. Contact teachers and administrators to learn what the new year holds for your child.
  • August 8 - African-American Male Wellness Virtual Walk for Freedom
    10 - 11 a.m.
    Join the #AAFreedomWalk from your neighborhood via Zoom. Visit nbc4i.com for details and to register.
  • September - Kinship Care Month
    September is a time to recognize the family members and friends who take on the care of youth served by child welfare agencies, who can no longer remain in their own homes. Kinship care providers offer familiar loving homes to youth in need.
  • September 19 - UNCF Virtual Walk for Education
    1 p.m.
    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/2020-walk-for-education-columbus. or call (614) 221-5309.

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