Wear Blue for Child Abuse Prevention
April 8!

Wear blue on April 8 to show your support for child abuse prevention, even if you're stuck at home. Email photos to fccsoutreach@fccs.us and you may see them on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

 

FAQs and 2019 Statistics

Click on the link below to review the most recent statistics concerning the children and families served by Franklin County Children Services annually.

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.

2020 Resource Guide

The Franklin County Children Services Resource Guide is a valuable directory of services for our families, social workers and community partners. Download a copy today!

Resources in Our Community

Need help? Check out our list of resources available in your community.

Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect During COVID 19

Parents and Caregivers

  • If you are feeling stressed or isolated, stay in contact with friends and family members. Feeling connected to others will help reduce stress, anxiety and frustration.
  • Keep yourself and your children occupied during quarantine. Visit columbuslibrary.org for a host of educational and entertainment resources available online. Take the family outside on a regular basis for exercise and fresh air.
  • Stay informed about what is happening, but manage your news intake and avoid outlets that promote fear or anxiety.
  • If you feel that you or your children are in danger:
    • Call Franklin County Children Services’ 24-hour Child Abuse Hotline at (614) 229-7000.
    • Call the National Association of Domestic Violence hotline, 1-800-799-SAFE or CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence at 614-224-HOME (4663)
    • Call 911 in cases of emergency or immediate threats
  • If you feel overwhelmed, there is help available. Check out these resources:

For the Community

During this time of isolation, friends, family members and neighbors need to actively engage in preventing child abuse and neglect.

Visit our Community Resources page for additional resources.

Events & Campaigns

  • 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.
  • April 8 - Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast CANCELED
    Mitchell Hall, Columbus State Community College
    250 Cleveland Ave.
    Columbus, OH 43215

    FCCS's annual event highlights child abuse prevention and the accomplishments of social work professionals, client families, youth and community advocates. Also, college scholarships are awarded to agency youth. For more information, call (614) 275-2523 or email vesmith@fccs.us.
  • April 8 - Wear Blue Day
    FCCS will participate in the statewide Wear Blue Day campaign to support the prevention of child abuse. Wear blue on April 8, take a photo of yourself or your group and email it to fccsoutreach@fccs.us and you may see your photo featured on our Facebook or Twitter pages.
  • 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. Visit fostercare.fccs.us to learn about becoming a foster parent in Franklin County.

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