The Swain County Department of Social Services is responsible to provide prevention and restoration solutions. It specializes in adult care, home case management, monitoring, guardianship, payeeship and placement services. The department protects children and families at risk of abuse, neglect, and poverty. The Swain County Department of Social Services handles matters related to exploitation. The department has expertise in adoption, community child protection, domestic violence, family preservation, and foster care and homes. It undertakes the suspected cases of abuse and neglect. The Swain County Department offers permanency planning and placement services for children. In addition, it deals in the development of child care facilities.