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Malta's Foundation for Social Welfare Services was established in 1998. Its aims to provide social welfare services, to develop and promote social and other related studies and scholarships, and to collaborate with similar entities, at regional and international levels. The Foundation is governed by a board of members who contribute through their experience in the field of social welfare practice and research.

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
  • 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
  • Human Trafficking,
  • Online Abuse,
  • Adoption,
  • Out of Home Care
  • After Care

Responsibilities/ Services

  • Providing social services
  • Transformation of care models
  • Promotion of systemic change
  • Role of the social worker
  • Integration of technological tools
  • Capacity building and training
  • Professional training
  • Training of social welfare workforce
  • Research and development
  • Maintaining networks for managers and social workers
  • Residential services for victims of gender-based violence
  • Socio-educational services for children at risk of social exclusion
  • Specialised intervention services as meeting points for children, victims of violence, and their families
  • Child protection
  • Emotional support groups for family caregivers
  • Programs for the prevention of addictions in young people
  • Research/ identifying and monitoring of social problems
  • After Hours Emergency Service,
  • 179 and 1772 Helpline,
  • Human Trafficking Service,
  • International Relations.
Foundation for Social Welfare Services (FSWS)