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January 13, 2022

DSS Celebrates ABC Quality’s 30th Anniversary in 2022


January 13, 2022 – Throughout 2022, the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) is celebrating ABC Quality’s 30 years of supporting families and early childhood programs.

December 02, 2021

SC DSS Honors December Employees of the Month


November 23, 2021 -- The South Carolina Department of Social Services Employee of the Month program recognizes staff whose work exemplifies our core principles: Competence, Courage and Compassion.

November 10, 2021

SC DSS Honors November Employees of the Month


November 9, 2021 -- The South Carolina Department of Social Services Employee of the Month program recognizes staff whose work exemplifies our core principles: Competence, Courage and Compassion.

November 01, 2021

National Adoption Month in South Carolina Highlights Need for Families for Older Youth


Columbia, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed November as Adoption Month and the state is recognizing Monday, November 22 as Adoptions Day in South Carolina. The day is set aside for day-long hearings in South Carolina’s Family Courts to finalize adoptions in four judicial circuits. Fifty-one (51) children are scheduled to be adopted by 42 family courts on that day in courthouses in Anderson, Charleston, Horry, and Sumter Counties.

October 28, 2021

SC DSS Honors October Employees of the Month


October 26, 2021 -- The South Carolina Department of Social Services Employee of the Month program recognizes staff whose work exemplifies our core principles: Competence, Courage and Compassion.

October 26, 2021

SCDSS Joins National Partnership to Reduce and Prevent Child Maltreatment Fatalities


October 1, 2021 – The South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) is teaming up with child welfare leaders from across the nation to improve child safety and realign child welfare toward a more preventative, child and family well-being system. This partnership has led to the National Partnership for Child Safety (NPCS). Supported by Casey Family Programs, NPCS members share key data with the goal of improving case outcomes.


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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.