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.

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!

Resources in Our Community

Need help? Check out our list of resources available in your community. You can also view and print our 2018 Resource Guide.

Latest Issue of Connects E-News

Learn how FCCS Caseworker Van Frasher steps in to help youth in crisis in our latest issue of Connects E-News. You'll also read how Seven Baskets is helping a community; tips for staying healthy during changing seasons; and what happened at Children's Day at COSI.

Click here to read it:

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 or call (614) 275-2711 for more information.

Click here to view a public service announcement.

Click here to download a media release.

Celebrating Children's Day at COSI

In celebration of all children, Franklin County Children Services hosted its annual Children’s Day celebration at COSI, from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28. Children and families under agency care received passes for free admission, thanks to donations from Kroger and a partnership between COSI and the Franklin County Board of Commissioners. About 1,800 people munched on free snacks and danced to music provided by Bob Piascik Sing Along, Arnett Howard and Supa Fun Band during the evening.

Many of the children attending included foster children and others under the care of Children Services, who typically would not have the opportunity to visit COSI. They explored COSI’s hands-on educational exhibits, and enjoyed visits by local mascots and family-learning time.  

Click here to view photos from the event.

Events & Campaigns

  • Now through December - Holiday Wish
    855 W. Mound Street
    Help make holiday wishes come true for children under the care of FCCS! Call Holiday Wish at (614) 275-2525. For more information or to donate:
  • November 14 - National Adoption Day Celebration
    FCCS will observe National Adoption Day by finalizing the adoptions of several children under agency care by six families at the Franklin County Probate Court.
  • November 19 - National Family Week Celebration
    5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    St. Stephen's Community House
    1500 East 17th Ave.
    This annual celebration focuses on the importance of the family and those who build community connections that strengthen families. For more information, call (614) 275-2780.

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