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Reporting Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation

ANE Reporting: Lessons Learned (PDF)

Public Awareness ANE Reporting Flyer (PDF)

Financial Explotation Brochure (PDF)

Reporting Abuse (PDF)

Duty To Report (PDF)

DDSN Directive 534-02-DD (PDF)


DDSN has the following resources available to assist providers in training staff about the reporting requirements and for allegations of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation:

Mandatory Reporting of Abuse and Neglect for Special Needs (Children)

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

Making a Report of Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect to South Carolina Department of Social Services

South Carolina Child Abuse Response Protocol Training


The Omnibus Adult Protection Act

ANE Training Manual - OAPA (PDF)

OAPA Training Handouts (PDF)

OAPA Mandated Reporter Training (PDF)


DSS Adult Protective Services: What, When and How to Report

APS What When and How Printable Handouts (PDF)

APS What When and How (PDF)


National Center on Elder Abuse Disability information:

NCEA Adults with a Disability Research Brief (PDF)


National Center on Elder Abuse: Abuse in Long Term Care Information:

NCEA LTCF Research Brief (PDF)