After what age will the police not think of your child as a runaway in South Carolina?
It's time you were honest with yourself and figured out why your
daughter keeps running away. Kids don't run away for no reason.
Until you fix what is wrong in your own life your daughter will
continue to run away no matter how young she is and there is
nothing you can do about it. The police can bring her back 50
times, but she'll just run away. Time to put on your thinking cap,
search your soul and sit down and ask your daughter why she feels
she needs to run away. No matter how silly her reasons are, treat
her like an adult and try to understand when you were that age and
make an effort to understand her feelings as well.
Type in "Google"
Then type in: What is the legal age of children to leave their
parent's home in South Carolina?"
You should find lots of help on your State laws there.
Good luck Marcy
- The age of majority in SC is 18. Therefore, anyone under 18 is
a minor. If a minor leaves home without parental consent (and
without the intent to return), then they are a runaway. SC
considers running away from home to be a "status offense," which
means it is a clear violation of criminal juvenile law.