The International Social Service(ISS)

The International Social service(ISS)

The International Social Service (ISS) is an international NGO founded in 1924; it is organized in a network of national entities and a General Secretariat that assist children and families confronted with complex social problems as a result of migration. While ISS’s first activities were mainly centered on accompanying people on the move and re-establishing family links, the network has since expanded its activities to match new challenges and needs in the social sector. Thanks to its presence in more than 120 countries, ISS is a global actor promoting child protection and welfare. While transnational casework activities constitute the network’s historical engagement, ISS focuses as well on training and capacity building for social workers and care givers. Support to enhance child protection systems and legislation is yet another activity ISS excels in. Advocacy, policy development and research in favor of and promoting children’s rights are at the heart of our programs. Hence, ISS has assisted several million children and families worldwide since its foundation 90 years ago.