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Together we can end child abuse and neglect for South Carolina's children.

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We believe all children should thrive, live in secure families and be surrounded by supportive communities.

South Carolina children need you


children were in founded investigations of child abuse and neglect.


South Carolina ranks 41 in child well-being.


of South Carolina adults reported an adverse experience as a child.

Working with partners across South Carolina

Oconee Pickens Greenville Spartanburg Cherokee York Lancaster Chesterfield Marlboro Dillon Horry Anderson Laurens Union Chester Abbeville Greenwood McCormick Edgefield Newberry Saluda Lexington Richland Fairfield Kershaw Lee Darlington Florence Marion Aiken Sumter Calhoun Clarendon Orangeburg Williamsburg Georgetown Barnwell Allendale Bamberg Hampton Colleton Dorchester Berkeley Jasper Beaufort Beaufort Beaufort Charleston

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COVID-19 Data Snapshot 2021
COVID-19 Impact on S.C. Families

This 2021 updated COVID-19 data snapshot contains state-level data on the impact of the pandemic on South Carolina child and family well-being as well as ways to provide and advocate for supports.

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Sue Williams speaks at the 2019 Building Hope for Children Conference
How to Help Families

Children's Trust CEO Sue Williams addresses what it will take to support children and families in South Carolina as all of us face the many challenges presented by the coronavirus.

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Research and data

We collect and study child data so that we know where to target prevention efforts, what's working and what's not working.

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