The State of Ohio requires anyone who wants to be a foster and/or an adoptive parent to complete a series of classes that prepare them for the job. The same Preservice Training Curriculum is offered by each county’s children services agency.
The safety of children is our paramount concern. Therefore, we do not accept reports of suspected abuse or neglect through this site. If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, you should call us at 740-389-SAFE, weekdays between 8:30am and 4:30 pm. After hours or on weekends or holidays, call the Marion County… [Continue Reading]
Did you know that in 2014, 99 children were placed in the protective custody of family or friends? Or that 1,534 children and their families received supportive services from Marion County Children Services? That’s 1 out of every 9 children! Check out our work in 2014 below, or click here to download the PDF file.
Every day, children die from abuse and neglect. Often people are aware of the abuse but do not report it. But when you do report abuse, families are connected with counseling, resources and services that may reduce stress – even save a life. And victims of child abuse who get help are less likely to become abusers and have other problems as they grow up.
Stop the cycle of abuse and neglect. Call us (740) 389-SAFE. Because every child deserves a good – and safe – home.