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Child abuse investigations by decision in South Carolina

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Total number of referrals for child abuse investigations categorized by type of decision (number that were accepted and number that were indicated) as reported by the S.C. Department of Social Services Child and Adult Protective Services System (CAPSS).

Data Source


Data Represents SC State Fiscal Year, July-June.

Decisions for CPS Referrals:
  • Total Intakes = Total Referrals
  • Accepted = Referred for Investigation
  • Indicated = Founded Investigations

State total includes any of the following locations not enumerated in the county data:
  • IFCCS - Charleston
  • IFCCS - Rock Hill
  • State Office
Last updated February 2023.

Last Updated

March 2023