Under Decree No. 2011/408 of 09 December 2011 organizing the Government, the Ministry of Social Affairs (MINAS) is responsible for the development and implementation of the Government's policy in terms of prevention, assistance and protection of Socially Vulnerable Persons.

As such, it is responsible for:

It liaises between the Government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in conjunction with the Ministry of External Relations.

It supervises the National Center for the Rehabilitation of Persons with disabilities Cardinal Paul Emile LEGER (CNRPH).

It also exercises technical supervision over child protection and supervision agencies, excluding educational institutions under the ministries responsible for education.