Presentation on theme: "T.C. Prime Ministry Social Services and Child Protection Agency General Directorate May - 2009 Sefer KOÇ Deputy General Director."— Presentation transcript:
T.C. Prime Ministry Social Services and Child Protection Agency General Directorate May - 2009 Sefer KOÇ Deputy General Director
2 Historical Perspective in Social Services In Turkey, social services has a long history back to the years prior to the establishment of the republic. In our history, services to poor people, orphans, children deprived of care giver and handicapped have been provided under the volunteer institutions named as below: Vakıflar (foundations), Loncalar (professional unions), Hayratlar (charity organizations), Those institutions served in line with the customs and cultural habits..
3 Legislation coded 2828 Social Services and Child Protection Agency General Directorate (SHCEK) HİMAYE-İ ETFAL CEMİYETİ TÜRKİYE ÇEK Social Services General Directorate June, 30 1921 1935 1963 1983 History of Social Services as an Institution
4 Initially it started with a focus on children but developed in parallel to the social state principal: In addition to the protection of family and children, Elderly, Women, Handicapped population is being served and social support is provided. With the recent Child Protection Law (2005) parallel to the needs of the society, new roles and responsibilities were given to SHCEK. Duties of SHCEK
5 Agency and the Units Social Services Child Protection Agency is affiliated under the Prime Ministry and connected to the state minister Social Services Advisory Board The board consists of members of different institutions which are selected by the prime minister. Central Unit; 6 main service units, 4 advisory and audit units, 10 supplementary service units
6 Provincial Units Provincial Social Services Board The board consist of members related to the social services which are selected by the mayor, in addition to the representatives of the municipalities. Provincial units; 81 Provincial Directorates, 35 Sub-provincial directorates, 561 institutions In total: 677 units In addition: 6 monitoring centers, 4 youth center, 5 elderly services center 108 child houses.