Social Welfare Services
The Social Welfare Services within the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance provides financial support and other forms of assistance to vulnerable groups, including victims of crime.
The Social Welfare Services within the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance
- supports the family unit in order to enable family members to effectively perform their roles and responsibilities; resolves family disputes that threaten the unity of family; safeguards the protection and welfare of children; prevents delinquent behaviour and domestic violence; and encourages the rehabilitation of people involved in anti-social behaviour and delinquency (through its Service for Families and Children)
- enhances the professional and technical competence of the staff and upgrades the quality of the provided services (through its Staff Development and Programme Design Service)
- offers financial or other support to vulnerable groups of people (through its Public Assistance, the Elderly and the Disabled Service)
- assists local communities to identify and meet the social needs of vulnerable groups of people (through its Community Work Service)
Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family
The Association for Prevention and Handling of Violence provides help to victims of domestic violence as well as to perpetrators and also works on prevention by raising awareness and training of volunteers to support such victims.
The Association for Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family
- is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation, founded in 1990 in Nicosia
- works on prevention of domestic violence
- provides direct help to victims of domestic violence as well as to perpetrators
- provides housing and protection to victims of domestic violence
- offers theoretical and practical training of people who are interested in voluntarily supporting victims of domestic violence
- informs and sensitises, not just the appropriate governmental bodies, but also the public, concerning issues of domestic violence
- identifies deficiencies or weaknesses of the relevant laws and legislations and submits suggestions to the appropriate governmental bodies
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