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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

of May 22, 2000 No. 395-Z

About social servicing

(as amended on 19-06-2017)

Accepted by the House of Representatives on April 19, 2000

Approved by Council of the Republic on May 12, 2000

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. The main terms applied in this Law and their determinations

For the purposes of this Law the following main terms and their determinations are applied:

the state social order - the mechanism of involvement of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs to rendering social services and implementation of social projects;

social service - the activities in the field of social servicing for rendering the help to the citizen for the purpose of assistance in the prevention, overcoming difficult life situation and (or) adaptation to it which are not connected with rendering financial support;

social servicing - set of measures for the organization and rendering social services, to assistance of activization of own efforts of citizens on the prevention, overcoming difficult life situation and (or) adaptation to it;

the social project - complex of organizational and technical actions for the solution of the social problems of certain group of citizens which are in difficult life situation;

difficult life situation - the circumstance (set of circumstances) which is objectively worsening conditions of activity or posing hazard to life and (or) health of the citizen which consequences he is not able to overcome independently.

Article 2. Coverage of this Law

This Law governs the public relations arising under the organization and rendering social services and implementation of social projects.

Operation of this Law extends to citizens of the Republic of Belarus, foreign citizens and stateless persons (further if other is not established, - citizens), and also to the legal entities rendering social services, and the physical persons rendering social services, including individual entrepreneurs.

Article 3. Legislation on social servicing

The legislation on social servicing is based on the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus and consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation, and also international treaties of the Republic of Belarus.

If the international treaty of the Republic of Belarus establishes other rules, than those which contain in this Law are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 4. Basic principles of social servicing

Social servicing is based on the principles:

address approach to the citizens receiving social services taking into account their individual needs for specific situation;

humanity and respect for citizens;

availability of social servicing to citizens irrespective of the place of their accommodation in the territory of the Republic of Belarus;

voluntariness of receipt of social services or refusal of them;

confidentiality of information on the citizens receiving social services;

general preventive orientation of the held events in the field of social servicing;

social equality and social justice in case of realization of the rights of citizens in the field of social servicing.

Article 5. Purposes of social servicing

The purposes of social servicing are:

forecasting and prevention of emergence of difficult life situations;

rendering assistance to citizens in overcoming difficult life situations and (or) adaptations to them;

activization of own efforts of citizens, creation of conditions for independent overcoming difficult life situations.

Article 6. The state minimum social standards in the field of social servicing, the requirement to content and quality of social services

The state minimum social standards in the field of social servicing are established according to the legislation on the state minimum social standards.

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