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How to Report Child Abuse in South Carolina

Hotline Numbers for Reporting Child Abuse or Neglect

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Updated November 24, 2012

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If you suspect that a child is being abused, abandoned or neglected, contact the agency listed below, call your local child protective services agency, or call 9-1-1. Here is a link to the South Carolina state agency for children services and the telephone number to report child abuse and neglect in South Carolina:

South Carolina Department of Social Services
Local (toll): (803) 898-7318
Toll-Free: 800-422-4453 (Childhelp)

If you do not get an answer at the above number Childhelp (800-422-4453) for assistance.

Childhelp® USA is a non-profit agency which can provide reporting numbers, and has Hotline counselors who can provide referrals.

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Source: Administration for Children and Families

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