Beaufort County DSS handles child and adult abuse and neglect reports, as well as fraud cases. It provides foster home care and clinical services. Beaufort County DSS also offers adoption solutions. It is a part of the South Carolina Department of Social Services, which employs more than 4,300 staff members. The department is one of South Carolina's leading agencies that serves over 800,000 citizens through several locations. The South Carolina Department of Social Services provides a variety of social and health care solutions. In addition, the department offers food and temporary financial assistance solutions. As a part of the State of South Carolina, the South Carolina Department of Social Services administers the Social Services Block Grant program and provides employment solutions.