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About the Circle

Department of Social Services; It is a governmental institution affiliated to the Government of the Emirate of Sharjah, and was established on August 1984, 22 AD, but its actual appearance dates back to November 1995, XNUMX AD, after the issuance of the Emiri Decree by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Federal Supreme Council - Ruler of the Emirate Sharjah - may God protect and protect him, under which it became part of the service institutions of the Government of Sharjah, and an essential supporter of its efforts in the societal and humanitarian field.

Where the department is concerned with establishing social care homes, providing home care services, protection services for the weak, providing social support, rehabilitation for needy groups, preparing and implementing social studies and research. To provide quality services for those in special circumstances that require social protection, such as abused mothers, children of inmates of penal and correctional institutions, mental and mental patients, people with emergency crises, and other groups of society with its citizens and residents, all of whom are covered by the umbrella of social services.

The department seeks to promote a society that enjoys prosperity, security, family stability and social inclusion in accordance with the best social practices in line with the goals of sustainable development. The department, through its mission, looks forward to; To provide curative, preventive and developmental social services in the field of security, care, protection and rehabilitation for individuals, families and groups with special social conditions, study social problems to find solutions and support decision-making in order to contribute to the sustainable development process of the society of the Emirate of Sharjah.

Circle Strategy

Vision: Towards a society that enjoys prosperity, security, family stability and social inclusion

the message: Providing curative, preventive and developmental social services in the field of security, care, protection and rehabilitation for individuals, families and groups with special social conditions, studying social problems to find solutions and supporting decision-making in order to contribute to the sustainable development process of the Sharjah community.


  • (Justice): We work to provide care and social protection in an equal and fair manner to reach social welfare for all.
  • (Proactive): We take proactive steps that respond to change and development
  • (Sustainability): We apply the concept of sustainability to enhance the quality of life


  1. A society that enjoys well-being, decent living and an integrated quality of life.
  2. Upscale social care according to best practices.
  3. Vulnerable individuals and families are safe and enjoy their rights.
  4. A cohesive society that is aware of social responsibility.
  5. An advanced, distinguished performance that achieves excellence in social services.

The department's terms of reference

The specializations assigned to the department are as follows:

  • Setting the department's general policy to achieve its goals, programs and future development plans, and supervising their implementation.
  • Carrying out research and social studies in line with the needs of the community to enrich the services provided by the department.
  • Receive requests for subsidies, aid, and social pensions for those in need, research and study them, and make recommendations in their regard.
  • Providing subsidies, aid, and social pensions to those who are entitled to them in accordance with the rules, regulations and procedures in force in the department.
  • Supervising everything related to children of unknown parentage and taking care of them, taking appropriate decisions regarding their custody with the appropriate families or the official body that will be entrusted with the custody and care of children of unknown parents and setting the special conditions for that.
  • Supervising the nursing home for the elderly and providing them with social, health and psychological care, and suggesting the necessary social centers to be established in order to achieve the advancement of the family.
  • Cooperating and coordinating with other similar institutions in the country with the aim of comprehensive development of society and family guidance to serve, develop and develop family relations and support sound social values, customs and traditions in line with the teachings of the tolerant Islamic Sharia.
  • Organizing conferences, seminars and social gatherings that would develop the implemented programs.
  • Laying down and developing the necessary systems to organize the services provided.
  • Study the issues referred by His Highness the Ruler and implement the instructions issued by His Highness.
  • Preparing the proposed annual budget for the department and submitting it to His Highness the Ruler for approval.
  • Preparing periodic reports on the department's achievements and submitting them to His Highness the Ruler.
  • Any other specializations related to the field of the department.

Welfare and social protection

Community Service

societal cohesion

It was established in 2016 under the name of the Volunteer Center and then changed the name to the Department of Community Cohesion in 2019. The Department aims to contribute to achieving social solidarity and community cohesion in the Emirate of Sharjah, where the Department undertakes the task of organizing volunteer work and spreading its culture among community members and institutions, in addition to offering responsibility programs societal Volunteer Services: Attracting and registering volunteers: registering volunteers through the department’s electronic platform, and managing their affairs and membership of the center, in a professional manner. To register, click here Training and qualifying volunteers: Refining the skills of volunteers through training programs and workshops that qualify them to carry out volunteer work. Managing the electronic volunteering platform: by launching volunteer opportunities implemented by the department or other bodies, monitoring volunteer hours and sending their certificates electronically. To view available volunteer opportunities, click here Awareness and education of volunteering: Providing awareness, education and support to those who offer volunteer opportunities and spreading the culture of volunteering in an organized manner Social Responsibility Services: Introducing social responsibility projects and programs that achieve communication and community interaction between the community and its members. Social marketing for social responsibility projects and programs by working on attracting supporters and providing them with feedback on their contributions.



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elderly home

fax : 065310777 | Phone : 065015000 | Email address :

Children's Social Care Home

fax : 065310777 | Phone : 065015001 | Email address :

Child and Family Protection Center

fax : 065310777 | Phone : 065015011 | Email address :

Al-Rushd Oasis

fax : 065310777 | Phone : 065015055 | Email address :

Seniors Services Center

fax : 065310777 | Phone : 065015005 | Email address :

Women Protection Center

fax : 065310777 | Phone : 065015015 | Email address :

Safety House

fax : 065310777 | Phone : 065015050 | Email address :

Al Dhaid Branch

fax : 065310777 | Phone : 065015010 | Email address :

Al-Madam Branch

fax : 065310777 | Phone : 065015551 | Email address :

Bataeh Branch

fax : 065310777 | Phone : 065015150 | Email address :

Hamriyah Branch

fax : 065310777 | Phone : 065015550 | Email address :

Kalba branch

fax : 065310777 | Phone : 065015051 | Email address :

Khorfakkan branch

fax : 065310777 | Phone : 065015151 | Email address :

Dibba Al-Hisn Branch

fax : 065310777 | Phone : 065015155 | Email address :

Community Service - Social Education

fax : 065310777 | Phone : 065015109 | Email address :

Community Service - Social License

fax : 065310777 | Phone : 065015123 | Email address :

Community Service - Sharjah Volunteer Center

fax : 065310777 | Phone : 065015999 | Email address :

production center

fax : 065310777 | Phone : 065015101 | Email address :

Maliha branch

fax : 065310777 | Phone : 065015552 | Email address :

Palace Service Center

fax : 065310777 | Phone : 800700 | Email address :

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