During National Social Work Month, FCCS takes time to recognize the caring professionals within the agency who stand up for children and families, by keeping children safe, linking families with services in the community and providing support. FCCS staff consists of more than 300 caseworkers and 400 support staff members, more than 150 of whom are licensed social workers.
Social work is the heart of Children Services and FCCS caseworkers are on the front lines of child welfare work, advocating for the safety, permanency and well-being of children by helping them and their families face their challenges and find solutions. Intervening on behalf of a child when parents are having problems is often difficult and challenging and requires skill and sensitivity. Social worker intervention frequently makes a critical difference in a child's life.