Department of Family and Children's Services

The Department of Family and Children's Services (DFCS) mission is to protect children from abuse and neglect, promote their healthy growth, and strengthen families.

Vision

Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children’s Services envisions a community where every child and family are on a path to reaching their unique potential.


 

Mission

The mission of Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children’s Services is to keep children safe and families strong by partnering with their communities.


 

Guiding Principles

IF families are connected to the built-in supports within their community;

IF the family’s values and culture guide the services they receive from committed staff well-versed in trauma-informed services;

IF the duty for child safety and well-being is shared between the Department and the community, and;

IF we continually measure and increase positive results…

THEN we are more likely to ensure that children are safe and that families are supported within the context of their communities.


 

To report abuse, please call our Child Abuse & Neglect Call Center, (833) SCC-KIDS (722-5437)

For information regarding what happens when call are made, please visit What Happens Next.

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