Links to State and Tribal Child Welfare Law and Policy - South Carolina

Date: May 2021

Statutes

Website for Statutes:

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/statmast.php

Citations:

  • Adoption: title 63, chapter 9
  • Child protection: title 63, chapter 7, articles 1 and 3
  • Child welfare: title 63, chapter 7, articles 5 and 7
  • Guardianship: title 63, chapter 7, articles 3 (§ 63-7-1700), 5 (§§ 63-7-2320, 63-7-2330)
  • Indian child welfare: title 63, chapter 15, article 3 (§ 63-15-306)

Regulation/Policy

Website for Administrative Code:

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/coderegs/statmast.php

Notes:

See chapter 24: Office of the Governor--Division for Review of the Foster Care of Children; chapter 114: Department of Social Services.

Website for Agency Policies:

https://dss.sc.gov/about/data-and-resources/manuals/

Other Resources

South Carolina Court Rules, select 'Family' tab.