Child Protective Services

  • Diocese of Charleston

  • How to Report an Allegation

    How to report allegations of sexual abuse...

    REPORT IMMEDIATELY!

    REMEMBER:  YOUR ROLE IS TO REPORT.  THERE IS TO BE NO INVESTIGATION BY YOU OR ANYONE ELSE AT THE PARISH.


    If you suspect abuse has occurred within a family:
    • 1.  Contact the Department of Social Services within the county the abuse took place.
    • 2.  Contact the Diocese at 843-261-0430, to report status.


    If you suspect an abuse has occurred that involved diocesan personnel (priests, deacons, teachers, employees or volunteers) contact:
    • 1.  The local police department immediately.
    • 2.  Call the Victim Assistance Coordinator at 843-856-0748 or 800-921-8122