Last year, South Carolina DSS removed children from a home after a child was mauled to death by a dog. The surviving children were returned to the home after an investigation. Earlier this week, another child in the home was attacked by a dog. According to News Channel 4:
According to the incident report filed on Jan. 3, the 3-year-old had significant injury to his face, including a puncture wound on his right cheek and to the left side of his nose.
It's hard to imagine that the children would have been returned to a home with dogs in it, but hey, we ARE talking South Carolina DSS, the agency tasked with wasting tax dollars and putting children in harm's way.
This incident comes less than a week after reports that DSS placed a child into a home in the Upstate without doing a complete background check. The child's uncle, a convicted violent felon, was later charged with abusing the child before the child was placed with another relative (no word on if a complete background check was done on that relative).
It seems to be the agency's mission is anything BUT protecting children.
Of all the the state agencies which the Blogland receives complaints about, DSS easily tops the list. With reports like this, it's no surprise.
Dorchester County State Rep. Jenny Horne is one of those leading the effort to audit the agency's Child Protective Services. It's an audit that can't come soon enough.
Let's hope the audit leads to meaningful change in the agency before the body count of children grows even higher.