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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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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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How should child impact be considered in law drafting?

Legislation is the key tool for implementing social reforms and solving any problems identified. Legislation affects children and their lives …

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The National Child Strategy safeguards the rights of children with disabilities

Children with disabilities have the same rights as all other children, but ensuring that those rights are realised in practice …

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COVID-19 has considerable generational effects

At the end of May 2020, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health appointed a working group to assist in …

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Inclusion starts with everyday encounters

How often do we remember to listen to children in everyday life, to take their opinions into account and to …