Family is the vital component of our society. It provides an intimate environment in which physical care, mutual support and emotional security are normally available to foster the development of children into healthy and responsible members of society. A family which functions well in discharging its responsibility contributes to the stability and well being of the society. The Social Welfare Department has developed a comprehensive network of welfare services to cater for family needs through the provision of a continuum of preventive, supportive and remedial services.
The objectives of family and child welfare services are to preserve and strengthen the family as a unit, to develop caring interpersonal relationships, to enable individuals and family members to prevent personal and family problems and to deal with them when they arise, and to provide suitable services to meet needs that cannot be adequately met from within the family.