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Social and Community Services is the function of providing assistance, services and/or protection to those who may be disadvantaged in relation to other members of the community, especially vulnerable groups such as abused or neglected children.
The function also includes the provision of a range of services to individuals who may be disadvantaged by age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or ethnic origin, physical, emotional or intellectual impairment, personal or family difficulty. These services may include counselling, support services, finance, provision of special facilities and the establishment and operation of tribunals and other forums for grievance resolution.