Prevalence of Child Abuse in Franklin County

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

A Guide to Kinship Care

Kinship Care refers to cases where a relative or non-relative has taken over the full-time care, nurturing and protection of a child. FCCS has created a guide which lists helpful information, frequently asked questions and other resources for kinship caregivers.

The ABCs of Safe Sleep

Keep your baby safe! Watch this public service announcement presented by FCCS and the City of Columbus to learn how to help your baby sleep safely.

Latest Issue of Connects E-News

The February 2017 issue of Connects E-News is here! Features include: Community Comes out to Make a Difference, Kinship Caseworker Connects Families and Prevalence of Abuse in Franklin County. 

Click here to read it: 


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.

Family to Family = Strength in Community

Parenting classes, money management groups, adult support groups, youth services and more are available to families that participate in FCCS’s Family to Family Program. When a family needs some preventative services or just some help, Family to Family gives them support, without having to be formally involved with the child welfare system.

Breaking down traditional barriers to success and stability, the program assists families in accessing supportive services right where they live. Serving families in 13 zip codes throughout the greater Columbus area, Family to Family partners with St. Stephen’s East, North and South locations as well as Central Community House on the near east side, and Gladden Community House on the city’s near west side in Franklinton. Click here to learn more.

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 its impact on society.
  • March 22 - College Care Package Assembly
    FCCS is collecting donations for care packages for agency youth who are in college. Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Franklin County Children Services, 855 W. Mound Street by March 22. Please contact the FCCS Volunteer Department at (614) 275-2690 or for a list of suggested donations.
  • April - Child Abuse Prevention Month
    Franklin County Children Services works to raise awareness about child abuse and educate the public about how to prevent and report child maltreatment. If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, call the FCCS 24-Hour Child Abuse Hotline at (614) 229-7000. For non-emergency calls, please call our general information line at (614) 229-7100.

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