24-Hour Child Abuse and Neglect
HOTLINE
(330) 434-KIDS (5437)



Ohio's Safe Haven For Newborns

Click on the photo or call Children Services for program information.



Summit County
Children Services

264 S. Arlington St.
Akron, OH 44306
Phone: 330.379.9094
Fax: 330.379.1901
Hearing Impaired: ORS 7-1-1

Mission, Vision, and Values

 

 SUMMIT COUNTY CHILDREN SERVICES MISSION STATEMENT:

SCCS is committed to the safety, permanency and well-being of all children served, in partnership with families and the community. 

SUMMIT COUNTY CHILDREN SERVICES VISION STATEMENT: 

Because we believe in family preservation and that all children deserve a safe, stable and permanent home, we will:

   • Intervene only where necessary and only to the proper degree;
   • Assess the community's concerns of abuse and neglect focusing on safety, risk and family strengths;
   • Serve as partners with families and in teamwork with partner agencies in the community;
   • Utilize team decision making meetings to engage families;
   • Diligently work towards reunification when a child must be removed from home;
   • Seek permanent homes for all children who cannot safely return to their parent or guardian;
   • Remain mission-focused in our everyday work;
   • Recruit and maintain diverse staff committed to serving all children and families;
   • Approach our work with integrity and ethics;
   • Be fiscally responsible.
 

SUMMIT COUNTY CHILDREN SERVICES VALUES: 

We believe:

   • All children have a right to a safe and stable home.
   • All children should be in permanent homes.
   • The well-being of all children is vital to us, their families, the child and our community.
   • All families deserve our best efforts to partner with them and to treat them with respect
      and honesty.
   • We have an ongoing responsibility to increase our knowledge and improve our services by
      learning all we can about the diversity of our families and community.
   • We have a duty to remain objective and consistent in all of our interactions with families and children.
   • We must be creative and innovative in the delivery of services so as to heighten the efficiency
      and effectiveness of our work with families.
   • We have a responsibility to be able stewards of taxpayer resources.