Sultan Al Qasimi issues Decree to reorganise SCFA in Sharjah

Sultan Al Qasimi issues Decree to reorganise SCFA in Sharjah

Sultan Al Qasimi issues Decree to reorganise SCFA in Sharjah

SHARJAH, 28th February, 2022 – H.

H.

Dr.

Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued an Emiri Decree on the reorganisation of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) in the Emirate of Sharjah.

The Emiri Decree No.

(6) of 2022 stipulated that the Supreme Council for Family Affairs enjoys legal personality and the full capacity to conduct legal actions necessary to achieve its goals and exercise its competencies, with its financial, administrative and technical independence.

According to the Decree, the council’s headquarters will be in the city of Sharjah.

It is permissible by a decision of the council, at the chairperson’s request, to establish its branches in the rest of the cities and regions of the emirate.

As per the Decree, the SCFA’s various goals include working on serving family issues and raising the level of community development in the Emirate; strengthening the status of the family while ensuring its stability and security; spreading awareness of the importance of maintaining the safety of children, and ensuring their protection while achieving social stability for them; enhancing the role of cultural and media means to raise awareness of the family and society, and improving the health and social conditions through community-based initiatives.

To achieve its objectives, the council will exercise several competencies.

Being affiliated to the council, the following specialised bodies operate under its supervision: Department of Family Development and its branches; Health Promotion Department (HPD) and the specialised agencies affiliated with it; Child safety management; and the Cultural and Media Office.

Any other specialised agencies affiliated with the council operate after a decision is issued by the chairperson.

It is also permissible to merge or cancel any of the specialised agencies mentioned previously by a decision of the chairperson, who may issue a decision to organise the specialised bodies affiliated to the council while specifying their competencies.

The Decree stipulated that the Supreme Council for Family Affairs will be chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, assisted by a vice chairperson and a general secretariat appointed by a decision of the chairperson.

To carry out its administrative tasks, the council will exercise several different competencies.

The chairperson will assume in particular the following duties and powers: Adopting the general policy and strategic plans for the work of the Council; approving the plans and programmes of the specialised authorities and issuing the necessary directives required for that; approving the appointment of directors of specialised agencies and senior staff of the Council, and delegating some of the powers to senior officials in the council under the legislation in effect in the emirate.

According to the Decree, the council will have a general secretariat that organises and coordinates its tasks; ensures the achievement of its objectives, and follows up on its decisions until its full implementation.

The head of the secretariat will be appointed by a decision of the chairperson, determining the financial and job rank, with adequate staffing of administrative and technical staff, with having the necessary powers and authorities to achieve several objectives of the General Secretariat.

The Decree also included various legal articles regulating the work of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in terms of financial resources, organisational structure, and others.

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