Guernsey County Children Services
Safety, Protection, and Permanency

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Our Mission:  "We strive to assure all children have an environment free of abuse and neglect, while assisting to preserve and empower families to provide for the safety, stability, and well-being of their children."
GCCS Achieved its FIRST EVER Accreditation Through the Council on Accreditation November 13, 2009.
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Safety and Permanency for all Children--
our hopes, our dreams, our goals.
Guernsey County Children Services, 274 Highland Ave, Cambridge, Ohio 43725
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Executive Director
Nicole Caldwell, MBA
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Working with Children Services
A Guide for Parents

This guide will help you understand what happens when Childrens Services gets a report that a child is not safe. The booklet includes information on:

What a Childrens Services worker does

Your rights and responsibilites as a parent

What steps a Childrens Services worker follows

How Childrens Services can help your family

When the Court gets involved

Words you might hear
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When My Child is Unable
to Remain in My Care: 
What Happens Next?
A Guide for Parents

This Guide tells you what Children Services must do to ensure safety when children cannot remain at home.
It will tell you why the Juvenile Court gets  involved and
what you need to do for your child to come home.

This booklet contains information on:

  • Why your child is unable to remain in your home

  • Your rights and responsibilities while your child
is living somewhere else

  • What you need to do for your child to come home

  • What happens in court

  • Words you might hear

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Start Talking!
A new effort is underway across Ohio to prevent drug abuse among Ohio’s most vulnerable citizens – our children. Governor John R. Kasich and First Lady Karen W. Kasich have launched Start Talking! to give parents, guardians, educators and community leaders the tools to start the conversation with Ohio’s youth about the importance of living healthy, drug-free lives.

A majority of substance-free adolescents credit their parents for the decision not to use illegal substances. Likewise, teachers and other authority figures can have a similar influence on youth and their decision-making.

Parents, mentors and peers can make a difference just by talking to the young people in their lives about drug abuse. Please Start Talking!

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