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Department of Family & Children's Services

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The Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children’s Services provides services to protect, prevent and remedy abuse and neglect of children while advancing child and family safety and well-being.

In our work, we are guided by the following principles:

IF families are empowered, respected and connected to the intrinsic supports within their community;

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

IF the responsibility for child safety and well-being is shared between the department and the community, and;

IF we continually measure our success in order to im prove practice and maximize positive results…

THEN we are more likely to ensure that children are safe and that families are stable and supported in the context of community to meet their children’s needs.

Our Mission
The mission of Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children’s Services is to keep children safe and families strong. With respect and cultural humility, we partner with our diverse community to ensure that any child or youth who is at risk or has suffered abuse or neglect is safe, cared for and grows up in a stable, loving family.

 

Our Vision
Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children’s Services envisions a community where children and youth are safe, families and young adults are thriving, and every child and family is on a path to reaching their unique potential.