How to Report Child Abuse
Reporting suspected abuse is the most important step you can take to protect our children. If you suspect abuse, call one of the numbers listed on this page. If the child is in immediate danger, CALL 911.
If you live in the Aiken or Barnwell area and need assistance with this process, call us at (803) 644-5100. We are here to help.
If you suspect abuse by a family member who has responsibility for taking care of the child, contact the Department of Social Services in your county:
Aiken (803) 649-1111 (Press 1)
Barnwell (803) 541-1200 (Press 2)
Edgefield (803) 637-4040 Press 0 for operator; will be directed to intake personnel
If you suspect abuse by someone who does not have caregiver responsibility for the child, contact your local law enforcement jurisdiction:
|Aiken County Sheriff’s Office||(803) 648-6811|
|Aiken Public Safety||(803) 648-4121|
|North Augusta Public Safety||(803) 279-2121|
|Barnwell County Sheriff’s Office||(803) 541-1078|
|Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office||(803) 637-5337|
If you live outside the above listed counties, call the law enforcement agency in your area.