Sharjah SEC issues resolution regulating social activity providers

SHARJAH – The Sharjah Executive Council (SEC), chaired by His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Governor of Sharjah and Deputy Chairman of the Council, at the Ruler’s Office on Tuesday issued a resolution on Tuesday to regulate social activity providers in the emirate of Sharjah.

The meeting discussed a number of topics on its agenda related to the development of government work and monitoring the progress of work in various development projects in all cities and regions of the Emirate of Sharjah.

Resolution No. (23) of 2022 applies to establishments that conduct social activities in the emirate and free zones, and stipulates that no establishment may conduct social activities in the emirate without the permission of the Department social services in accordance with the provisions of the law. resolution. It is also prohibited for any establishment to open a branch in the emirate without first obtaining authorization to do so.

In accordance with the resolution, social activities are divided into the following categories: Child care, Consultations, Training and education, Accommodation, Rehabilitation, Home care and Profiling and assessment.

The resolution also stipulated that the Department of Social Services, in order to implement the provisions of this resolution, will be responsible for proposing the creation of social activities that establishments are authorized to carry out, in coordination with the accrediting body. , and to submit them to the Executive Board for approval; set conditions, controls and procedures governing the licensing of institutions to engage in social activities in the emirate; the granting of a license to operate an establishment to engage in social activities in the emirate after ensuring that it meets the conditions and controls approved by the Department in this regard, in coordination with the licensing authority; monitor the social activities carried out by the establishments and monitor their compliance with the provisions of this resolution and the resolutions taken pursuant to it; receive complaints against establishments, investigate them and take the necessary measures against those who violate the provisions of this resolution and the decisions rendered under it; create a database of social facilities in the emirate and the activities that these facilities practice or offer; approve the content of audio, read, visual or other publicity material related to the social activities that the establishment is authorized to carry out, before granting publicity authorizations from the licensing authority; and perform any other duties assigned to it by the Board.

The resolution also included various legal provisions aimed at regulating the work of providers of social activities.

The Council approved a proposal to establish a real estate company affiliated with the Awqaf Department in the emirate of Sharjah, to manage the real estate units and assets of the department. The proposal is the first of its kind among government endowment institutions in the region and will contribute to the development of endowment work and improve the efficiency of its management.

The Council also considered the report on the work of the Sharjah Government Cyber ​​Security Team. The report included the team’s work plans through establishing general frameworks, forming committees, coordinating with all government agencies, assessing risks and developing solutions to various challenges related to the cybersecurity.

Joel C. Hicks