Directorate-General for Social Affairs and Child Protection

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The Directorate-General for Social Affairs and Child Protection, based in Budapest, Hungary, is under the Hungarian Ministry of Human Capacities. It is responsible for the maintenance of the public social and child care institutions in Hungary. The Directorate has 20 local agencies in the 19 Hungarian regions and the capital. Its mission is to maintain and support the development of care services, quality of life of beneficiaries and their integration in society, and to develop the professional knowledge and skills of carers in social care homes, psychiatric facilities, children's homes and homes for persons with disabilities.