Child Abuse Reporting Laws for South Carolina

STATE AND STATUTE: South Carolina, Code §§ 63-7-310 et seq. (originally enacted in 1976; most recently amended in 2010; all language verified here as of November of 2017)

WHAT IS REPORTABLE "ABUSE": Physical, sexual, or mental abuse or neglect by a child's "parent, guardian or other person responsible for his welfare" (includes an employee of a child day care facility), or any act that would constitute child abuse if committed by a parent, guardian, or other person responsible for a child's welfare. [310(A)] Any "act or omission [that] was committed by a person other than the parent, guardian, or other person responsible for the child's welfare." [20 and 310(B)]

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