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The Official Web Site of the State of South Carolina

Submit complaints regarding services provided to children by state agencies (do not use this link to report allegations of child abuse or neglect).

Report all cases of abuse or neglect directly to DSS by calling 1-888-CARE4US.

Publications and Resources

The Department of Children's Advocacy offers various publications that share the many ways the agency is working to improve the lives of children in our state, as well as highlight services and programs available through our sister agencies.  We encourage you to view these publications to learn more about these offerings and how they can help provide better outcomes for all children.  


SC Child Abuse Response Protocol

Procedures developed and adopted statewide outlining the effective and efficient response to child abuse cases. The DCA maintains and updates this protocol.

Resource Library

The Resource Library offers a guide to the many services available to children and families through state agencies.

Agency Publications

Go deeper into the DCA's programs and initiatives, and meet the people behind them, by exploring our monthly newsletter and annual reports.

Recent News

Read the latest news and updates from the DCA.

Earmarked Appropriation Reports

Access accountability reports from nonprofit organizations that receive direct appropriations through the Department of Children's Advocacy. The reports outline how these state funds will be spent and how the expenditures will provide a public benefit.

S.C. Department of Children's Advocacy 

1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 471A

Columbia, SC 29201

Office: 803-734-3176

Toll Free Complaint Line: 1-800-206-1957