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April 15, 2021

Infant Surrendered Safely Under Safe Haven Act


April 15, 2021 – Officials with Laurens County Sheriff’s Office recently accepted an infant surrendered under Daniel’s Law, The Safe Haven for Abandoned Babies Act on Friday, April 9, 2021.

April 14, 2021

Pandemic Aid for Foster Youth & Alumni Available From Federal Sources


April 14, 2021- Young people between the ages of 14 and 26, who are currently or were previously in foster care, are eligible for emergency Pandemic Relief Funds through the federal $2.3 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Act.

April 07, 2021

SC DSS Honors April Employees of the Month


April 8, 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.

April 05, 2021

Gov. McMaster to Designate April as Child Abuse Prevention Month


COLUMBIA, S.C. — Gov. Henry McMaster will designate April as Child Abuse Prevention Month with Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette and other child-serving organizations and agencies at an April 6 ceremony at 2 p.m. at Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel Street in Columbia.

March 29, 2021

New SCDSS Child Support Portal Offers Expanded Convenience and Options


March 29, 2021- Individuals paying or receiving child support will have a new and more convenient way to manage their cases with the launch with a new stand-alone customer service portal found on the DSS website here.

March 11, 2021

SC DSS Honors March 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.