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so·cial ser·vi·ces

(sō'shĕl sĕr'vi-sĕz)
An agency or department that provides support and assistance to a client in resolving social issues (e.g., finances, health insurance, lodging, and employment).
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The social workers, who were attending the SSCW, stressed that lack of evidence on social studies is creating a gap between the reality of fieldwork and theoretical aspect of social service, which they blamed on the absence of scientific research.
In Wales, we have not robbed our social services departments to make it look like we have artificially inflated our health service budget.
Additionally, according to the new law, the CDA is mandated to establish and manage a special system and database for social services in Dubai, set up plans and programmes required to ensure high quality of social services and human rights, and submit such plans and programmes to the Dubai Executive Council for approval.
Mrs Thomas said: "The new complaints procedure emphasises that everyone who makes a complaint about social services in Wales has a right to be listened to properly and to have their concerns resolved quickly and effectively.
An expert in child protection, David Niven, former chairman of the British Association of Social Services, said there needed to be an inquiry to establish what exactly happened between social services and the police, and to see if lessons could be learned.
Backed by the Committee of the Regions, the European Parliament has adopted several non-binding resolutions calling for the specificities of social services of general interest to be recognised.
Therefore a re-trial should be sought with not only the parents given life for killing Khyra but social services should be put on trial also for their failings and neglect of their duty to children like Khyra.
The CDA will work on setting up the necessary policies and standards pertaining to social services providers based on its five strategic goals including promotion of national identity, social protection, social inclusion, social empowerment, and social cohesion in Dubai.
Flintshire Social Services work with children aged between 0-18, and would welcome any gifts, especially those suitable for teenagers.
* ensure the co-ordination of community services provided by multi-service agencies with those services offered by hospitals, long-term care facilities, mental health services, health care professionals and social service agencies, and to promote a continuum of health and social services.
Cllr Noonan (Cheylesmore) said he didn't bother coming to the next of her meetings, and flourished a copy of the Evening Telegraph's front page highlighting how poor social services were when he was in charge.

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