Social work is at the heart of Children Services. The staff at FCCS is made up of more than 300 caseworkers and 400 support staff members. Of these more than 700 staff members, more than 150 are licensed social workers. They provide children protection from abuse and neglect and work to ensure that children have safe, stable homes. Social work is an integral part of the health, well-being and safety of the children and families served.
Caseworkers are at the forefront of child welfare, advocating for the safety, permanency and well-being of children throughout Franklin County. The caseworkers at FCCS truly do pave the way for change by going above and beyond their call of duty. Intervening on behalf of a child when parents are having problems is often difficult and challenging and requires skill and sensitivity. Caseworker intervention frequently makes a critical difference in a child's life.
Support staff at FCCS work in departments ranging from kinship to legal and support children and families in many different ways. The staff at FCCS offer parents support and guidance as they navigate through the process of their individual cases; work to place children with relatives or family friends when they are unable to safely remain in their homes; and offer mentors to children involved with the agency, as well as many other services.
No matter what area FCCS staff members work in, they all play a crucial role in social work with protecting children and strengthening families as their goals.