To make a report of child abuse or neglect in Franklin County, Ohio:
Child abuse affects more than three million children annually and causes the deaths of three children every day. Preventing and reporting child abuse is one of the most important things a community can do for its children. Franklin County Children Services receives more than 30,000 reports of child abuse each year and serves more than 30,000 children and their families.
Child abuse and neglect often occur in families under stress or in the middle of a crisis. Parents and other caregivers are sometimes overwhelmed by pressure and may not be able to cope with personal, financial, or marital problems.
Drug and alcohol use may trigger abusive or neglectful behavior. And there is a growing correlation between domestic violence and child abuse.
Franklin County Children Services is mandated by Ohio to investigate reports of child abuse and neglect. Reports are made to the 24-Hour Child Abuse Hotline: (614) 229-7000.