The Swedish Association of Social Services Directors is an independent association based in Stockholm with members from all over Sweden. Its primary focus is development and innovation in the Swedish social services/social welfare sector. Another important part of its work is international, and primarily European cooperation. The Association has approximately 500 members that are leaders in social services and related sectors.

Areas of Intervention

  • Children and young people
  • Children at risk of social exclusion
  • Homeless
  • Older people 
  • People with addiction
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Public Health
  • Social justice
  • People who are socially vulnerable
  • People in situations of difficulty or precarity
  • Victims of domestic abuse
  • Gender equality
  • Counteracting and supporting victims of gender-based violence
  • Migrants
  • Social Integration
  • Beneficiaries of minimum income
  • Poverty
  • Recipients of care
  • Foster care

Responsibilities/ Services

  • Transformation of care models
  • Promotion of systemic change
  • Research and development
  • Representing and defending interests of their members
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Member news

The benefit of working together for the delivery of social services

Graham Owen tells us about three themes of the FSS and a new legislation that the organisation was engaged, aiming to produce modern regulations on preventive work, accessibility of social services, and ensuring that services are based on evidence and best practice.

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Equality and efficiency: guaranteeing equal rights and possibilities for every citizen

Camilla Blomqvist introduces four approaches which help employees and managers in Gothenburg to communicate with each other and with different groups, and a political plan that was established by the City of Gothenburg based on core international frameworks protecting the rights of persons with disabilities.

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