CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The Legislative Audit
Council will look into how the South Carolina Department of Social
Services handles services for children.
The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the council agreed Monday to an audit of DSS. The newspaper reported
lawmakers called for an audit amid reports of children starved to the
death, sexually abused and dying of illnesses that could have been
The audit will look at a several concerns about DSS, but the request focuses on child safety.
More than 30 Republican
House members from across the state recently wrote the council with
their concerns. Among other things, they asked whether state and federal
laws for child protection are being followed by local DSS offices.