Legislative Aspects of Environmental Inquiries Pertaining to Problems of Families Related to Social Support


  • Ewa Jurczyk-Romanowska Ph.D.University of Wroclaw




environmental inquiry in the family, social support, system of support for families, poverty.


The paper presents the legal conditions created by the state dedicated to people in difficult financial situation. In particular the analysis focuses on the guidelines of the Act of March 12, 2004 on social support and the Ordinance of the Minister of Family, Labour, and Social Policy of August 26, 2016 on environmental inquiries in the family. According to the aforementioned act “environmental inquiry in the family is conducted with persons and families who benefit from or have applied for social support in order to establish their personal, family, financial, and material situation” (art. 107 sec. 1). The following problems are discussed in the present paper: the guidelines of conducting environmental inquiries in the family, the subjects eligible to carry out the inquiries, and the methods of documenting the interviews. The problems pertaining to the conditions of being granted financial help by the government are changing dynamically in Poland, while the institutions that provide the support ought to be stable and guarantee the reception of support if the necessary conditions are met.