An illustrated young person and an adult sitting on a couch with game controllers in their hands. The background has colorful surfaces.

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 …

An illustrated black child jumps on a trampoline. The background has colorful surfaces.

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 …

An illustrated child reading a book in a wheelchair. The background has colorful surfaces.

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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The implementation of the National Child Strategy demands change 

Finland’s first ever National Child Strategy has been completed and published. And this is where the real work begins. The …

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Will the National Child Strategy change our society?

Finland has adopted a National Child Strategy with the aim of creating a society that complies with the rights of the child …

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Pilot for the National Child Strategy includes children and young people in bill drafting

Opportunities to participate and have a say improve a person’s sense of wellbeing. The foundations for the right to inclusion …

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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 …