More money is needed to reduce caseloads, retain employees and sustain safe foster care homes for children.
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The attorneys claim in the document, which was filed in federal court in Charleston on Friday, that details related to the allegations are confidential and should be redacted from the public record.
Joette Kizer, CEO of Pinelands Group Homes in Summerville, denied the use solitary confinement for children under the facility's care. She said she didn't know why court-appointed experts made such claims.
The number of South Carolina youth in state custody topped 4,500 this year, up from about 3,100 in 2012, a new report shows.
The state's General Assembly ratified a budget June 29 that includes no funding for Adult Protective Services, the section of the Department of Social Services tasked with caring for adults who have been abused or neglected.
Nearly four years after she was appointed by former Gov. Nikki Haley to lead South Carolina's embattled social services agency, Susan Alford a…
A man suspected of stabbing his father to death at a Summerville home on Monday told police he was trying to protect his ailing mother from hi…
Advocates and journalists have paid critical attention to children in foster care. But once those children become adults and age out, they go largely forgotten, often cast into the world with little more than traumatic memories and mistrust to guide them.
Report analyzes Medicaid expansion
A federal judge has ordered the S.C. Department of Social Services to appear in court next month after court-appointed experts concluded "too …