As a social agency different in are social welfare organizations active referred. This includes commercial companies, non-profit associations and public bodies.
Private and independent organizations work, among other things, in areas such as educational counseling , youth work , arranging home care and supporting the disabled. At the municipal level, social agencies can manage the basic security for job seekers and support employers in filling jobs.
In Saxony-Anhalt , the social agency is the superordinate administrative authority of the social welfare offices of the rural districts and independent cities. It fulfills the tasks of the supra-local provider of social assistance.