The ABCs of Safe Sleep

Keep your baby safe! Babies should sleep Alone on their Backs and in a Crib. Watch this public service announcement presented by FCCS and the City of Columbus to learn how to help your baby sleep safely.

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: addressing systemic racism and cultural sensitivity, new homes for kinship families and how the Youth Transition Services team is equipping youth with skills during the pandemic.  

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.

We're Hiring!

Franklin County Children Services is looking for child welfare caseworkers who are up to the challenge of building stable and supportive living settings for young people, strengthening family life, and assisting parents in meeting their responsibilities to their children. Visit the employment page for more information on this and other job openings.

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 “Social Workers are Essential” as this year’s theme, writing “Social workers are essential to community well-being. As practitioners, social workers are trained to help people address personal and systemic barriers to optimal living. They are employed to effect positive change with individuals, families, groups and entire communities.”

Learn how FCCS caseworkers and support staff perform social work to help children and families.

Watch National Social Work Month Videos  

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

  • 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 how these dedicated individuals impact society.
  • April - Child Abuse Prevention Month
    April is a time to raise awareness about child abuse prevention. If you suspect a child is being abused, call the 24-Hour Child Abuse Hotline at (614) 229-7000.

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