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Children’s Trust of South Carolina is the statewide organization focused on the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

How we prevent abuse and neglect

Advocating for transformation

When we focus upstream and address the well-being of families, more children will have happy, healthy childhoods.

Supporting program delivery

Bringing our resources and expertise, we partner with local organizations to deliver proven prevention programs. Together we achieve results.

Strengthening our network

We use data-driven decision-making and quality research to give our stakeholders what they need to improve the lives of children and their families.

Leading prevention training

Our robust training and professional development opportunities provide knowledge around child abuse prevention that keeps kids safe and builds strong families.

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Our leadership

Children’s Trust board of directors and our team take a leadership role in South Carolina to prevent child abuse and neglect. Our governor-appointed board members are committed volunteers with diverse expertise and backgrounds with a strong interest in a brighter future for South Carolina’s children and families.

We serve as the state affiliate for Prevent Child Abuse America, KIDS COUNT, the Children’s Trust Fund Alliance, and the Association of State and Tribal Home Visiting Initiatives. Our team serve in various leadership positions with these national organizations, bringing ideas and best practices home to South Carolina.

Our board of directors

Our team

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Our mission, vision and values


Strengthening families, organizations and communities to prevent child abuse and neglect.


A South Carolina where every child thrives.


The work of Children’s Trust is guided by a set of values that provide the framework and inspiration for all we do. Our values help hold us accountable to South Carolina’s children and families, our partners and each other.

  • Leadership. Using our voice, vision and expertise to stand up for children, leverage resources and empower our partners.
  • Equity. Working to eliminate inequities so that all children and families have what they need to succeed.
  • Innovation. Advancing proven prevention strategies while striving to learn, grow and excel.
  • Trust. Ensuring the public’s trust through accountability, transparency and a standard of excellence.
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Our strategic priorities

Organizational alignment and commitment to three priority areas will provide necessary focus and help us to scale our impact and ensure prevention service and programs are universally available to all children and families.

Lead the agenda

As a statewide leader, we seek large-scale transformation that benefits children and families

Our policy agenda (PDF)

Strengthen the network

As an intermediary organization, we work alongside our partner and stakeholders in communities across the state

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Change the narrative

As an advocate for children, we know there cannot be wide scale impact without systems-level change

Understanding prevention

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Our financial transparency

We believe in maintaining the highest standards of financial accountability and transparency.

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