servicios sociales
servicios sociales
plural noun
1. (department) 
Cuando ella ingresó en prisión, los servicios sociales se hicieron cargo de sus hijos.When she went to prison, social services took charge of her children.
servicio social
masculine noun
2. (service of value to the common well-being) 
El líder político recalcó que la educación y la sanidad son servicios sociales a los que todos deberíamos tener acceso.The political leader stressed that education and medical care are social services that should be available to everyone.
3. (service that replaced the military service) (Spain) 
Pedro se declaró objetor de conciencia e hizo el servicio social en lugar del servicio militar.Pedro declared himself a conscientious objector and did community service instead of military service.
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