The National Child Strategy was published in 23rd of February 2021. It is based on fundamental and human rights treaties, and its vision is a genuinely child- and family-friendly Finland that respects the rights of the child.
The Government has finalised the implementation plan for the National Child Strategy
The first implementation plan includes a total of 30 new measures to secure the wellbeing of children and young people and to strengthen their rights. Read more about the implementation plan on stm.fi
The National Child Strategy published a handbook for law drafters on hearing the views of children
The handbook for law drafters on hearing the views of children (in Finnish) was prepared as part of the implementation of the National Child Strategy. The handbook describes the principles and ways of hearing the perspectives of children during the law drafting process. There are many ways to carry out hearings, and different ways are suitable for different stages of the law drafting process. Read and download the handbook in Finnish at vnk.fi
A handbook on child impact assessment for legislators has been published in Finnish
Handbook on child impact assessment for legislators has been drawn up as part of the implementation of the National Child Strategy. The handbook provides guidance to officials in support of child impact assessments. The handbook examines the topic from both a theoretical and a practical perspective. Read the handbook in Finnish at vnk.fi
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in the world. The National Child Strategy will ensure that the obligations of the Convention are met as well as possible in Finland.
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