the rules and regulations, the laws and other administrative directives, which set the framework for state social welfare activity.
a policy of for dealing with social issues
Efforts of the government to improve the quality of life of its citizens, in particular the most vulnerable groups in society (e.g. lone parents, unemployed, families with children and the elderly).
Social policy is an area in which powers are shared between the Community and the Member States; it is concerned with improving living and working conditions for the labour force "so as to make possible their harmonisation while the improvement is being maintained" (Treaty establishing the European Community). The 14-Member State Social Policy Agreement (the UK having opted out) adds to these objectives the promotion of employment, proper social protection, dialogue between management and labour, the development of human resources and the combating of exclusion.
is that part of public policy that has to do with issues more narrowly construed as social: public welfare, public access to social programs, etc.
Social policy relates to guidelines for the changing, maintenance or creation of living conditions that are conducive to human welfare. Thus social policy is that part of public policy that has to do with social issues such as public access to social programs. Social policy aims to improve human welfare and to meet human needs for education, health, housing and social security.