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As recently as 2019, this state ranked 48th in the country in terms of kinship care placements. Before that, South Carolina ranked 49th.
Raising awareness about human trafficking continues to be an ongoing task for Aiken County and the state as Human Trafficking Awareness month …
In his annual report on human trafficking, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson presented data that showed Dorchester County had dropped out of the top five counties reporting human trafficking.
South Carolina social workers have found all but 60 of the thousands of students statewide who teachers lost contact with after schools closed six months ago and classes went online
"(The pandemic) has been the biggest challenge we have ever faced," DSS Director Michael Leach said. "We're trying to figure out the answers."
The South Carolina Department of Social Services has long paid foster families some of the lowest board rates in the nation to house, feed and raise children in state custody.
Gov. Henry McMaster's pick to lead South Carolina's embattled child welfare agency told lawmakers Wednesday he hopes to improve organizational culture and morale there, a commitment that moved him closer to likely confirmation.
A deputy director for Tennessee's child welfare agency is Gov. Henry McMaster's pick to lead South Carolina's long embattled Department of Social Services.