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Protecting Our Children from Child Abuse and Neglect

For more than a century, Summit County Children Services (SCCS) has improved the lives of abused and neglected children and their families by promoting child safety, permanency and well-being.

Every day, more and more children come to the attention of SCCS because of child abuse and neglect concerns. With the help of committed staff, social workers, foster families, volunteers and donors, SCCS strives to provide child protection services that enable our children to thrive in their own homes or that of our loving foster families and relatives.

Safety is paramount in all our decisions – no child should grow up in an environment of abuse or neglect.

Explore our site to find out about SCCS’ child protection services and the year-round support we provide to children and families and learn how you can support these critical efforts.

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Here’s what’s going on at Summit County Children Services

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Quinley & Stormie

Birthdates: February 2020 & November 2020 Pictured (from left): Quinley & Stormie. Quinley is a highly energetic and determined 3 year-old who prefers to always

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What We Do

Child Intake

Follow up on reports of child abuse and neglect, assessing the safety of the child in their home environment.

Foster Care

Provide temporary placement of children with qualified foster families in our community and screen and license new foster parents.

Kinship Care

Assist in the temporary or permanent placement of children with family or close friends.


Assist in the legal transition of foster family to permanent home for children in the legal custody of SCCS.

Community Action

Coordinate donor and volunteer activities, provide child welfare awareness programs.

Social Service Programs

Conduct community-wide educational programs for which we need volunteers.

Support Our Mission

Learn how you can help advance the mission of Summit County Children Services

Foster or Adopt

With nearly 800 children in our custody, SCCS relies on the selflessness of our community to foster or adopt children in need.

Volunteer or Donate

We have year-round activities the success of which is dependent on the generosity of our community.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Get the latest information about SCCS activities toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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