WE are the International Social Service, ISS for short.
Even if in certain countries we are called something else, it doesn’t matter! WE do all we can to protect and support children and families separated by borders.
WE work to safeguard children placed in vulnerable situations or deprived of their families often for reasons they do not fully grasp such as economic and social migration, complex social family problems, neglect, child trafficking and abduction. WE help children to trace their origins and reconnect with their loved ones. WE help with cases of inter country adoption, foster care and placement. WE make sure the law is on the side of children who need it. WE lobby for better care and protection for children and help develop policies aiming just that. WE carry out research and share information about laws and good practice in child protection. WE train professionals, care givers and decision makers. WE do that for more than 90 years now.
International Social Service (ISS) is an international NGO of 120 national entities founded in 1924, assisting children and families confronted with complex social problems across borders.
ISS is a global actor in promoting child protection and welfare, helping approximately 75,000 families in the world each year. Training projects, awareness raising and advocacy work is at the heart of ISS's endeavour to improve the adherence to children's rights and interests.
If you would like to assist in our endeavours, please contact us via e-mail or telephone: