What are Social Welfare and Development Programs and Services?

Republic Act 5416 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR COMPREHENSIVE SOCIAL SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE, CREATING FOR THIS PURPOSE A DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WELFARE defined social welfare and development programs and services consist of:

(1) preventive and remedial programs and services for individuals, families and communities;

(2) protective, remedial and developmental welfare services for children and youth;

(3) vocational rehabilitation and related services for the physically handicapped, ex-convict and individuals with special needs; and

(4) training and research and special projects.