News

November 04, 2019

National Adoption Month focuses on older youth in foster care


National Adoption Month focuses on older youth in foster care Governor McMaster proclaims November 25th Statewide Adoption Day in SC

October 07, 2019

SC DSS Honors September 2019 Employees of the Month


Each month, several DSS employees are recognized for their work in demonstrating the DSS core principles of competence, courage and compassion.

September 20, 2019

New Child Support System Now Available Statewide and Receives Federal Certification


After more than two decades, the Palmetto Automated Child Support System (PACSS) and the centralized State Disbursement Unit (SDU) are, finally, fully operational statewide and federally certified. That’s worth celebrating for so many reasons but, most importantly, because it means a better way of serving children and families in South Carolina and the end of substantial federal penalties.

September 11, 2019

SCDSS, Gov. McMaster Recognize Kinship Care


The South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) and South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster are recognizing September as Kinship Care Awareness Month.

August 30, 2019

SC DSS Names New Employees of the Month


The South Carolina Department of Social Services’ Employee of the Month Program honors staff whose work exemplifies our core principles: Competence, Courage and Compassion.

August 27, 2019

York County Woman Selected as Caseworker of the Month


The South Carolina Department of Social Services (SC DSS) would like to congratulate Zanaiya Lytle for being selected as the South Carolina Foster Parent Association’s Caseworker of the Month for August.


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.