If you suspect a child is being harmed, reporting those suspicions to the S.C. Department of Social Services may protect him or her and get help for the family. Any concerned person can report suspicions of child abuse or neglect. Reporting your concerns is not making an accusation, rather, it is a request for an investigation and assessment to determine if help is needed.
Law enforcement officers can also file reports of potential abuse or neglect and ask DSS to investigate.
IF YOU BELIEVE A CHILD TO BE IN IMMEDIATE PHYSICAL DANGER, PLEASE CALL 911.
Life-threatening emergency: Call 911
If a child is in a life-threatening emergency, please call 911
Make a non-emergency referral 24-hours a day: 1-888-227-3487