74,000 children in SC in kinship care

The number of children living with relatives far eclipses the number of children in state custody. Compared to 4,600 in state custody, there are about 74,000 child victims of abuse and neglect living in kinship care – the full-time care of relatives or family friends.  The opioid epidemic has resulted in more children in need of out-of-home placement, and child welfare agencies are depending on relatives to step up to relieve an already overburdened foster care system.  Read more in HALOS’ letter to the editor:

https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/letter-s-c-children-in-kinship-care/article_e1301e6e-d7a9-11e8-afc0-dbbfb11b9fe7.html

 

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