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The Danish National Board of Social Services is a government agency under the Ministry of Social Affairs based in Odense (Denmark). The Board contributes to knowledge based social policy. The National Board of Social Services also aims to promote new social services developments and initiatives while also supporting and counseling local authorities in the provision of services for citizens.

Main Areas of Work

  • Children and young people
  • Elderly
  • People with addiction
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Public Health
  • Social Integration
  • Poverty
  • Recipients of care

Responsibilities/ Services

  • Providing social services
  • Transformation of care models
  • Promotion of systemic change
  • Role of the social worker
  • Issuing of guidelines and policies for the district’s councils
  • Capacity building and training
  • Professional training
  • Research and development
  • Conducting inspections
  • Consulting services and specialised studies for local governments regarding elderly facilities
  • Counselling
  • Knowledge based social policy
National Board of Social Services, Denmark