Quality promotion in the provision of social services in Israel has become a more common practice against the backdrop of an ongoing shift from state-provided social services to outsourced services, and the growing need for such services during crisis situations (such as the COVID-19 pandemic). These present new challenges to the provision and supervision of social services.
The Quality Assurance Team specializes in the development of processes for the promotion of quality in social services in several ways:
The Team's clientele include among others: The Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services; The Ministry of Education; 360° The National Program for Children and Youth at Risk; JDC-Ashalim; and JDC-Elka.
The goal of this review is to learn about inspection approaches to early childhood educational and care services, and the implementation of these approaches in various countries. This, with the aim of providing knowledge that will support the development of an inspection system for the early childhood education and care systemin Israel – including an inspection policy (legislation, goals, and perceptions), inspection system structure, and inspection practices.
This is a summary of current trends in social services in Europe based on newsletters, publications, conferences, and working groups which were featured on the European Social Network (ESN) website in 2022. This presentation is an update to a previous summary of trends between 2019-2021.
This review is the first stage in a broad research project designed to assess and regulate the committees’ work. It is designed to examine policy and practices in health systems in Israel and worldwide, to answer the following questions: (1) What are the best health system practices for locating and treating domestic violence victims? (2) What mechanisms are in place in other countries to detect and treat domestic violence victims?
The goals of the study were: To examine and provide an in-depth account of three community-based service centers for children and youth with mental health difficulties that were included in the inter-ministerial pilot program led by the Ministry of Welfare and Social Affairs; To propose potential directions for action for the improvement of the three community-based service centers, in particular, and for the development of a system of community-based services for children and youth with mental health difficulties, in general.