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The German Association for Public and Private Welfare, based in Berlin, has been the common forum for all actors in social work, social policy and social law in Germany for 140 years. With approximately 2,000 members, it deals with a diverse range of topics. 

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
  • Social justice
  • People who are socially vulnerable
  • People in situations of difficulty or precarity
  • Victims of domestic abuse
  • Gender equality
  • Migrants
  • Social Integration
  • Beneficiaries of minimum income
  • Poverty
  • Recipients of care

Responsibilities/ Services

  • Providing social services
  • Transformation of care models
  • Promotion of systemic change
  • Role of the social worker
  • Integration of technological tools
  • Consulting services and specialised studies for local governments regarding older people  facilities
  • Child protection
  • Research/ identifying and monitoring social problems


German Association for Public and Private Welfare