About Us

Children’s Trust of South Carolina is the only statewide organization focused on the prevention of child abuse, neglect and injury. The organization trains and educates professionals who work directly with families and also funds, supports and monitors proven prevention programs. Children’s Trust is the voice for South Carolina’s children and advocates for strong, well-founded policies that positively impact child well-being. Children’s Trust is home to Prevent Child Abuse South Carolina, KIDS COUNT South Carolina and Safe Kids South Carolina.

Mission

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


Vision

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


Values

  • Leadership. We use our voice and expertise to advocate for children and mobilize collective resources to keep South Carolina’s children out of harm’s way and prepare them for a successful life.
  • Inclusiveness. Children and their families are best served when everyone works together, 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 have confidence in our staff and partners’ abilities.

Our 10-Year Target

Reduce confirmed cases of child abuse, neglect and unintentional injuries in South Carolina by 50 percent by 2023.


Where to find us

1330 Lady Street, Suite 310
Columbia, SC 29201

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How to contact us

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