Lima, Ohio (WIMA) - The 2013 Allen County Children Services Annual Report was presented on Friday highlighting one of the major accomplishments of an increase in the number of relatives taking care of children compared to children in foster homes.

This is the fifth year in a row that they have received more reports of alleged child abuse and neglect- nearly twenty-four hundred reports in 2013.

Director of the Allen County Children Services- Scott Ferris- explained that while there were more reports of abuse and neglect- it has opened the door for them to help more kids.

Also an Oversight Evaluation Stage 6 review for Allen County Children Services was recently conducted- and they were found to be in compliance with each outcome measure.