The word has been derived from a Latin word
„ad‟ & „ministrate‟ which means to serve or looking
after the people‟.
Social Administration as “the study of
development, structure and practices of social
services”.- D.V. Donnison
SOCIAL WELFARE ADMINISTRATION
“Social welfare administration is a process of
efficiently providing resources and service to meet the
needs of individuals, groups & communities to
facilitate social relationship and adjustment necessary
to social functioning”.
NATURE OF SOCIAL WELFARE
1. Social Welfare Administration as an Art
a) It can be acquired
b) It is subjective in nature
c) Practical application of knowledge
2. Social Welfare Administration as a Science
a) Application of Scientific Method
b) Critical Examination
c) Universal Guidelines
To understand the organisational and
administrative structure of social welfare
programme at each and every level of
To provide effective social welfare services to the
needy and suffering.
To be cognizant of the importance of public
relations with regard to both their own agency
and its services, and the community as a whole.
To conduct research and evaluation studies on
the on-going projects and about the different
dimensions of existing social problems.
SCOPE OF SOCIAL WELFARE
There are broadly two views about the scope of
social welfare administration. These are:
1. The POSDCoRB view
2. The Integral view
There are certain contents of welfare
administration in concern with social welfare.
a) Social Problems
b) Social Services
c) Social Security
d) Social Policy