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South Carolina Child Abuse Response Protocol

SCNCAC is currently working in collaboration with the South Carolina Children's Justice Act Task Force to develop a statewide child abuse protocol to formalize the use of Children's Advocacy Centers and Multidisciplinary Teams to deliver a best practice response to child abuse in South Carolina. Information on this page will be updated as it becomes available.


South Carolina Child Abuse Response Protocol

In 2018, the South Carolina Children's Justice Act Task Force, in collaboration with SCNCAC, formed an advisory group to develop a statewide child abuse response protocol to formalize the use of Children's Advocacy Centers and Multidisciplinary Teams in the states response to Child Abuse. The protocol is in development. 

Minimal Facts Interview Cards 2019 Version

The SCNCAC minimal facts interview cards are currently being revised to match information that will be in the 2019 statewide Child Abuse Response Protocol.

We will update the information here when the new cards are available. We anticipate they will be available in the fall of 2019.

The Statewide Child Abuse Protocol Advisory Group consisted of professionals from multiple disciplines and agencies involved in the multidisciplinary team response, investigation and prosecution of child abuse, child neglect, and sexual exploitation in South Carolina. Professionals from all of the core MDT functions served on the Advisory Group representing law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medical, mental health, and victim advocacy, together with local CAC staff. In addition to members from the core MDT functions, the advisory group had representation from the Children’s Justice Act Task Force, South Carolina Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers, public school systems, Joint Citizens & Legislative Committee, and Guardian Ad Litem programs.

Members of the Advisory Group also met with the South Carolina Office of the Attorney General, statewide law enforcement organizations, South Carolina Department of Social Services, South Carolina Department of Children’s Advocacy, National Children’s Alliance, and other stakeholders to seek input on the protocol. The Advisory Group is thankful for all organizations and representatives who provided content and/or reviewed material for this protocol project.

Work is currently underway on the protocol and a draft has been distributed to statewide stakeholders for review. We anticipate that review by stakeholders will be completed in early August of 2019.

When available the protocol will open in a web viewer, and you can view in full screen mode and download a PDF version by using the control buttons at the bottom of the web viewer page. You can also use the arrow buttons on your keyboard to advance the pages in the development plan. The web viewer will work on all devices but if the images are not clear, use the button at the bottom of the viewer to download a PDF version of the document.

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