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

What we do to prevent child abuse and neglect

Supporting and Delivering Programs

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

Building Coalitions

No individual, organization or government agency working alone can stop maltreatment. It is imperative that we work together, sharing best practices, expertise and resources.

Providing Resources

We share expertise and research on how to prevent child abuse and neglect so that South Carolina can use resources effectively and efficiently.

Leading Prevention Training

Our robust training and professional development opportunities give those working with children and families the prevention know-how to keep kids safe and build strong families.

Our leadership

Children's Trust board of directors and staff take a leadership role in South Carolina to prevent child abuse, neglect and injury. We do this through evidence-based programs, high-quality data and trend analysis, well-founded policy that champions strong families and empowered communities, partnerships at the state and local levels, and training that offers child-serving professionals learning opportunities and the tools they need to help children and families in counties across the state.

We serve as the state affiliate for Prevent Child Abuse South Carolina, KIDS COUNT and Safe Kids South Carolina. We lead the S.C. Adverse Childhood Experiences Initiative and promote the Early Childhood Common Agenda.

Our board of directors

Our team


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 plan

  1. Define and measure our impact on our mission.
  2. Develop and strengthen the state’s prevention system to deliver on our mission.
  3. Communicate our impact to create and foster sustainability of the work.
  4. Build a successful business model to ensure long-term sustainability.
  5. Provide a vibrant governance structure for organizational longevity.

Our overall target is to reduce confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect and unintentional injuries in South Carolina by 50 percent by 2023.

Our financial transparency

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

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