Reporting Child Abuse


COVID-19 is having both short-term and far-reaching implications for our families, friends and colleagues. It also has an impact on our work, and will affect the achievement of our shared vision of a world without violence against children. As the virus continues to spread across the world, we are all facing multiple new stresses, including physical and psychological health risks, school and business closures, family confinement, isolation and economic vulnerability. Through all of that, children are particularly vulnerable.


 Stress, health outcomes and economic pressure could lead to an increase in domestic violence and child abuse.  If you suspect child abuse, you are asked to please contact the Marion County DSS and follow the instructions below.


Report Abuse:

(843) 423-4623 (Press 3)

You may remain anonymous.

After Hours Reporting:
911 Marion County Law Enforcement
(843) 431-8063 DSS On-Call Worker - PROTECTIVE SERVICES REPORTS ONLY –

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