Department of Social Services Documents

The South Carolina Department of Social Services publishes a variety of documents relating to their mission, including newsletters and reports.

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    Foster and Adoptive Parent Training Guidelines SCDSS Staff Development & Training (SD&T) in Partnership with Child Welfare Services Permanency Division
    (South Carolina State Library, 2024-04) South Carolina Department of Social Services
    The Department of Social Services is charged with establishing standards for foster and adoptive parent training to ensure uniform preparedness for those who care for children in the custody of the state. Training is an activity designed to impart skills, techniques, and methodologies to foster and adoptive parents to assist them in maintaining the safety, stability, and well-being of children who reside within their home.
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    South Carolina Child Support Guidelines Review Final Report
    (South Carolina State Library, 2024-03-01) South Carolina Department of Social Services. Child Support Services Division
    The Department of Social Services is required to perform a quadrennial review of Regulation 114-4710 through 114-4750, known as the Child Support Guidelines, pursuant to Sections 43-5-580(b) and 63-17-470(D) of the South Carolina Code of Laws in addition to 45 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Section 302.56. The Child Support Services Division of the South Carolina Department of Social Services organizes and oversees South Carolina’s quadrennial review of the Guidelines. The Guidelines are used to calculate the appropriate amount of child support to be paid and are used to review and adjust existing orders for support. South Carolina’s guidelines are based on the Income Shares Model, developed by the Child Support Guidelines Project of the National Center for State Courts
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    Keep your home and children safe from fire
    (South Carolina State Library, 2003-04) South Carolina Department of Social Services
    This brochure gives fire safety tips on preventing house fires.
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    SC BOO$T frequently asked questions
    (South Carolina State Library, 2024-02-20) South Carolina Department of Social Services
    This answers questions about the South Carolina BOO$T Program.
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    Know your options : kinship permanency
    (South Carolina State Library, 2024-01-30) South Carolina Department of Social Services
    This pamphlet is an introduction to ways to support a family during a difficult time. Discuss these options with the caseworker, your family, and anyone else who may help you make a decision regarding caring for a child.