In 2014, the South Carolina Legislation passed Erin’s Law, as part of the Comprehensive Health Education Act. The purpose of the law is to ensure that all students from Pre-K through High School receive this prevention instruction during the academic school year. The intent of the law is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to remain safe from sexual assault and how to make a report if an assault occurs. Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, districts annually shall provide age-appropriate instruction in sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention to all students in four-year-old kindergarten, where offered, through twelfth grade.
*The 2014 “Erin’s Law” amendment to the Comprehensive Health Actrequires grades K-12 instruction in the prevention of child sexual abuse.