Gun Safety

Keep guns locked and out of reach of children. Visit our Parenting Tips page to learn about more about gun safety. 

We're Hiring!

Franklin County Children Services is hiring professionals who are dedicated to protecting children while  strengthening families. Visit the employment page for more information on this and other job openings.

Latest Issue of Connects E-News

Read about kinship care provider Elizabeth Welin and how she, and her parents, have made a difference in the life of her nephew Jonah through kinship care in the latest issue of Connects E-News.



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.

Join Us for the FCCS Safety Fair on October 22

Franklin County Children Services (FCCS) is dedicated to ensuring the safety of children at home, in school and within the community. On Saturday, October 22, FCCS will host a community safety fair at Central Community House (1150 E. Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205) from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Vendors from the community will share resources that benefit children and families. Come learn about gun safety, fire safety, mental health awareness, education, preventing child abuse & neglect, and more! Also enjoy fun and informative activities, giveaways and food. This event is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there!

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 FacebookTwitter, and Instagram 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.

New Inspiring Job Opportunity at SAFY

Become a Parent Partner at SAFY! SAFY is offering an opportunity to parents who have experience navigating the child welfare system to use their experience to help empower other parents on their journey to successfully reunify their families. Click here for more information. 


Events & Campaigns

  • National Hispanic American Heritage Month - September 15 to October 15
    During this time, we celebrate the cultures, contributions, and histories of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
  • October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month
    During this month we bring awareness to SIDS. A safe sleep environment can help reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death, such as suffocation. Click here to learn about more ways to reduce risk.

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