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Last Update 30 Apr 2020
General directorate of social protection:
It was established under the ministerial resolution No. 1/10771/u dated 1/3/1425 AH to serve the cases of domestic violence against children under the age of eighteen and women of any age, also the cabinet resolution No. 366 dated 12/3/1429 AH was issued with a number of social protection procedures.
1- Provision of social protection for women of any age and children under the age of eighteen, and some vulnerable groups from abuse and domestic violence in their various forms.
2- Formation of social protection committees in regions and provinces, these committees work with the authorities that are in direct connection with cases subjected to violence to achieve their social security and take into account their interests.
3- Open social protection units in regions and provinces and contract with a number of charitable associations to open departments for social protection.
4- Contribute and prepare various scientific studies on the problem of domestic violence, and develop curative and preventive ways in cooperation with the relevant authorities.
5- Raise awareness among community members about the need to protect family members from abuse and violence.
6- Rapid response in cases of abuse, and immediate coordination with the relevant authorities (governmental and civil) to serve victims of domestic violence in Saudi society.
7- Develop a comprehensive national strategy to reduce the problem of domestic violence at all levels in cooperation with the relevant authorities.
Roles of the directorate:
Receiving communications center
on the toll-free number (1919):
This center was established in the ministry of social affairs to receive communications from victims of abuse and domestic violence, who are children under the age of eighteen and women at any age, in order to guide them towards the nearest point or place to receive the necessary assistance in any region of the Kingdom.
How to report cases of domestic violence:
Who will receive communications:
Strategy of dealing with protection cases:
Participate in local, Arab and international conferences on women and child protection.
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