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Alert:  All Los Angeles County DCFS offices are currently closed to the public.   Additionally, we are aware of a rumor that DCFS will remove children because of a coronavirus infection in the household. This rumor is false.  Visit our COVID-19 Updates page for more information.

Welcome to the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services

The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services promotes child safety and well-being by partnering with communities to strengthen families, keeping children at home whenever possible, and connecting them with stable, loving homes in times of need.


As a parent, receiving a call or visit from DCFS can be concerning. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed, in crisis, or just need support to parent your children, DCFS is there to help ensure that your children are safe.


Being in foster care can be difficult. Whether you need assistance with school, employment, living independently or you are looking for more resources, we can point you toward the information you need. You deserve to be heard, and we are here to listen.


Opening up your home to a child—whether temporarily or permanently—can be both rewarding and daunting. Whether you are the relative of a child in need, a prospective foster parent, or hoping to adopt, DCFS is here to guide you through the process.

Our Partners

DCFS is proud to partner closely with other county departments as well as with advocacy groups, faith-based community groups, immigrant rights advocates, and many others who share the goal of protecting children.

Upcoming Events & Classes

Sep 29
Foster Care Orientation Webinar

Online — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Sep 30
Foster Care Orientation Webinar

Online — 6:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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Child Protection Hotline

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Toll Free within California

(800) 540-4000

Outside of California

(213) 639-4500

TDD - Hearing Imparied

(800) 272-6699
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