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January 15, 2021

SC DSS Honors January Employees of the Month


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

January 14, 2021

SCDSS Announces New Beaufort County Director


The Department of Social Services has announced that Tyran Murray has been named the Beaufort County DSS Director as of December 17, 2020. Ms. Murray has been employed with DSS since 2012, first in Pickens County as a Child and Adult Protective Investigator before being promoted to an Investigations Supervisor.

December 11, 2020

New Tools Launched to Report Abuse and Neglect Cases in South Carolina


The South Carolina Department of Social Services recently launched two new ways to report suspected cases involving the abuse or neglect of a child or vulnerable adult via the 1-888-CARE-4-US phone number and a new online submission portal on the agency’s website.

December 07, 2020

SCDSS Announces New Newberry County Director


The Department of Social Services has recently promoted Antionette Alston to the role of Newbery County Director. She is no stranger to the Newberry County office as she has worked at the SC Department of Social Services for more than 10 years in several positions including as a frontline case manager and supervisor. Mrs. Alston also worked in the child protection field in the state of New York where she served families in the role of investigator with the Administration for Children’s Services prior to relocating to South Carolina.

December 03, 2020

SC DSS Honors November Employees of the Month


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

December 03, 2020

SC DSS Honors December Employees of the Month


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


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.