The Social Development Department provides a wide cadre of services to meet the holistic needs of its service population. These services are:

  • Family, Children, Protective Services (Adoption, Foster Care, Children Residential Services, Children and Family Support Services)
  • Social Protection (Public Assistance, Day Care Assistance, Social Housing, Legal Aid)
  • Aged Care Services (Home Care Services, Seniors' Recreational Services, Seniors' Engagement)
  • Disability Services (Early Intervention, Autism, Vocational Services/BVI Services-Job Placement)
  • Community Services (Community Development, Offender Management Services)

The Social Development Department is guided by the following core values.  Respect for all regardless of race, religion or status and we aim to promote and encourage individual and community responsibility and demonstrate integrity and commitment in all our actions.  We value diversity, provide ethical and confidential services, dignified and client centered service.


To provide the Virgin Islands (British) population with effective social service to empower, promote and enrich their quality of life, while fostering individual independence.


We envision the Social Development Department as a compassionate, accountable and responsive organization that will effectively and efficiently deliver the highest level of social services and improve the quality of life of every resident and citizen of the BVI.

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Department Contact Information

To make contact with Social Development Department, see below for contact information:

Social Development

P.O. Box 3126
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Operates on a 24 hour basis

Email Address:

Main Office 
Telephone: 1(284) 468-3650
Emergency Number: 1(284) 468-9371
Fax: 1(284) 468-3695

Virgin Gorda Office
Telephone: 1(284) 468-6524
Emergency Number:1(284) 468-9373