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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


Strengthen families and lead communities to prevent child abuse, neglect and injuries in South Carolina.


South Carolina is strong — every child, every family, every community.


  • Leadership. We use our voice and expertise to advocate for children and mobilize collective resources to keep South Carolina’s children safe while preparing them for a successful life.
  • Inclusiveness. Children and their families are best served when everyone works together by embracing diverse skills, roles and perspectives.
  • Innovation. We embrace new ideas and methods to transform South Carolina for its children and families.
  • Trust. We seek excellence in all that we do for South Carolina’s children and families. We are strong stewards of our resources, committed to transparency in our decision making and financial practice, and confident in the abilities of our staff and partners.
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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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