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The Child Strategy needs continuity and monitoring

The aim of the National Child Strategy is to provide a sustainable, coherent and long-term foundation for child and family …

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Children’s and young people’s experiences deserve to be heard

Under Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, children must be protected from all forms …

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More information and understanding needed about the autism spectrum

The autism spectrum is a complex, individual condition that is caused by different development of the brain. Children and adolescents …

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Children and adolescents to get their own child welfare handbook

Thirty measures have been drawn up based on the National Child Strategy to promote the realisation of the rights of …

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Children who seek protection must also be allowed to be children

Every year, hundreds of children seek international protection in Finland. Some arrive with their parents, some with relatives, and some …

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Art and culture are part of a good childhood and youth

Art is inherent in children. When children and young people get enthusiastic about experiencing and making art and culture, the …

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Child-oriented budgeting model for municipalities and wellbeing services counties

In order to strengthen children’s rights, the Government has decided to promote child-oriented budgeting in its government programme. Child-oriented budgeting …

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Mental health matters from an early age

“What emotions does a child evoke in you? What kind of parent would you like to be for your child? …

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What happened to after-school clubs?

I was born in the 1980s, which means that I started school in the 1990s, in the thick of the …

The experience of inclusion in a busy school environment

  It was a dark morning in November, the same as usual. The car windows were covered with frost and …