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Adult Protective Services





APS Mission Statement

To protect vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation by investigating and providing temporary assistance until risk is minimized and services are secured.


APS Purpose

To provide intervention and protection for Vulnerable Adults who cannot provide care or protection for themselves in a manner that ensures attention will be given to the Adult’s right to self-determination, lifestyle and culture. These services must be provided in the least restrictive environment as determined by the Adult’s level of care and safety.



To report suspected Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation of a Vulnerable adult, call  1-888-CARE4US (1-888-227-3487) or click here to make a report online.


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Best Outcomes for Children and Families

Do you have a complaint regarding services being provided to a child by a state agency? Please submit your complaint by phone (1-800-206-1957) or an electronic submission form here with the South Carolina Department of Children's Advocacy.