Police and/or Social Services should immediately be notified if abuse is suspected. These individuals have the knowledge and expertise to properly question the child and make the appropriate referrals. Reporters can make the report anonymously if they desire to do so.
The police department should be called when a child is in imminent danger. The police will take immediate action to remove the child from harm and turn them over to Child Social Services.
In Horry County, South Carolina, these numbers are:
Horry County Department of Social Services – (843) 366-1601
Horry County Police Department – (843) 915-5350
In Georgetown County, South Carolina, these numbers are:
Georgetown County Department of Social Services – (843) 546-5134
Georgetown County Sherriff’s Office – (843) 546-5102
Georgetown City Police Department – (843) 545-4302
In any emergency, please call 911 immediately. You might save a child’s life.
According to the South Carolina Crime Victims Constitutional Rights you must be:
State or local correctional authorities will keep the victim informed about: