• Training Schedules

    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.

    Training Schedules
  • Our Work

    Did you know that in 2013, 74 children were placed with family or friends? Or that 1,506 children and their families received supportive services from Marion County Children Services? That’s 1 out of every 10 children! Check out our work in 2013 below, or click here to download the PDF file.

    Our Work
  • How to Report Abuse

    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]

    How to Report Abuse

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.

Training Information

You can change the life of a child – become a foster or adoptive parent! Plan to attend an upcoming FREE training program. Click here to learn more.

How To Report Abuse

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 Sheriff at 740-382-8244. They will put you in touch with a Children Services caseworker. A caseworker is available for emergency investigations 24-hours/day, 7 days/week.
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