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SC Welfare Information

  • SC ranks 46th in the overall well-being of children in the 2007 Kids Count State Profiles of Child Well-Being.1
  • A SC child is born into poverty every 50 minutes.2
  • There were 16,898 reports of child abuse and neglect (this number is estimated to be 3 times higher) 3
  • There are 4,894 SC children in foster care and nearly 54,000 being raised by grandparents2
  • A child or teen in SC is killed by gunfire every week2
  • 45% of SC children live in low in-come households1

 

Sources:

1.    Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2007 KIDS Count Data Book. (1st represents the best & 50th represents the worst.)

2.    The Children’s Defense Fund, South Carolina State Report, May 2006

3.    South Carolina Department of Social Services, 2005-2006