Here Are The Mandatory Reporting Laws In South Carolina

South Carolina

(1) Does the state require everyone to report child abuse, including sex abuse?  No.

(2) Does the law require coaches to report child abuse? Not explicitly. If a coach is also a “school teacher, counselor, principal, assistant principal,” or “school attendance officer,” he or she must report.

(3) Does the law require college staff to report child abuse? No. The law requires school teachers to report, but the term “teacher” is not defined, and likely is meant to apply to K-12 teachers at the local school level.

(4) Does the law allow jail time for those who fail to properly report abuse? Yes. A person who fails to report can be fined up to $500 and thrown in jail for up to six months.

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