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  1. Article number 1 - NEVER leave your child alone in a car!
  2. Article number 2 - Day Care Open Forums held statewide in September
  3. Article number 3 - Reporting Abuse or Neglect
  4. Article number 4 - Stopping Child Abuse in Your Community
  5. Article number 5 - Doing Business with DCFS Technical Assistance Program
  6. Article number 6 - DCFS is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Chief Information Officer.
  • NEVER leave your child alone in a car!

    ​NEVER leave your child alone in a car; even for a minute. Although it might be tempting to leave your child alone in the car while you quickly run into the store, the decision to do so can lead to serious injury or death from heatstroke. Young children are particularly at risk, as their bodies heat up three to five times faster than an adult’s. If you see a child alone in a car, call 911 immediately. Your call could save a life.

    For more information, click here; visit Kidsandcars.org; read the press release and download and print the poster and safety checklist.

  • Day Care Open Forums held statewide in September

    This forum is an opportunity to hear about day care licensing updates, policies and procedures and other helpful information

  •  Reporting Abuse or Neglect

    Reporting Abuse or Neglect

    DCFS has the primary responsibility of protecting children through the investigation of suspected abuse or neglect by parents and other caregivers in a position of trust or authority over the child.

    Call the 24-hour Child Abuse Hotline at 800-25-ABUSE (800-252-2873 or TTY 1-800-358-5117) if you suspect that a child has been harmed or is at risk of being harmed by abuse or neglect. If you believe a child is in immediate danger of harm, call 911 first. Your confidential call will not only make sure the child is safe, but also help provide the child’s family the services they need to provide a safe, loving and nurturing home.

  •  Stopping Child Abuse in Your Community

    Stopping Child Abuse in Your Community

    ​Children are the embodiment of innocence and hope for the future. We all agree that every child deserves to grow up in a nurturing environment where they are loved, cared for, secure, and protected from verbal, sexual, emotional and physical abuse, exploitation, and neglect. Both child abuse and child neglect cause serious harm to child development and have lifelong effects that reduce well-being and productivity and create greater demands on society.

  • Doing Business with DCFS Technical Assistance Program

    ​Agencies and organizations that seek to do business with DCFS can now open a new road map to navigate the procurement process. DCFS has launched the tailored and targeted on-line training, Doing Business with DCFS, which includes a comprehensive how-to guide and a useful resource directory for technical assistance.

  • DCFS is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Chief Information Officer.

    With the formation of the new Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT), the State of Illinois is undergoing a digital transformation to increase interagency efficiency and improve service delivery. Reporting to the director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Health and Human Services Cluster CIO, the CIO drives the overall tactical and strategic direction of information technology. The ideal candidate is innovative and proactive in his/her approach to technology solutions, while cognizant of the department’s strategic direction. The CIO will lead the department’s technology evolution and alignment with the State’s enterprise technology framework.

    Job location: Springfield, IL. For the full job description, qualifications and salary, click here.

    To apply, email resume to: DCFS.Employment@illinois.gov