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Cops in UAE laud role of social support centres amid pandemic

Wam/Abu Dhabi
Filed on October 29, 2020
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These services include a range of initiatives and comprehensive services, such as using technology and communicating via telephone.

In a virtual meeting titled A Stable Family: A Balanced Community, the Abu Dhabi Police lauded the services provided by the Family Development Foundation and social support centres before and during the implementation of the precautionary measures aimed at preventing people from contracting coronavirus.

These services include a range of initiatives and comprehensive services, such as using technology and communicating via telephone.

“The social support centres handle over 6,000 cases annually, and over 90 per cent of family disputes were resolved amicably away from courts and police stations and with full confidentiality,” said Lt-Col Dr Sultan Khalfan Al Yahyahi, director of the Social Support Centre – Abu Dhabi at the Social Support Centres Administration

He added that the centre has achieved positive results in solving many family conflicts in an amicable manner.

Dr Wafaa Mohammed Al Ali, director of the family guidance and consultations administration at the Family Development Foundation, said family stability is the cornerstone of supporting community coherence, noting that the UAE’s leadership provided the required support to ensure family stability.

Seventeen centres are operating under the framework of the foundation, which offers eight key services and 26 sub-services, she added.

“Amid the implementation of the precautionary measures, the “Do not Worry, Stay at Home” services were launched to serve elderly people while the “Do not Worry, You are at Home” services aim to provide for their needs, and the “We are Supporting You” initiative aims at serving people under quarantine,” said Dr Wafaa.

The centres’ working hours were extended to 12 hours per day, to provide family consultations, she added.





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