The National Child Strategy will be completed by the end of 2020. 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 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.
Children, young people and adults were asked for their thoughts on the position and rights of children
Finland is preparing the first National Child Strategy. The aim of the Strategy is to ensure that the rights enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child will be realised in Finland as well as possible. One of these rights is the opportunity to participate and influence. Read more about the questionnaire
National Child Strategy to strengthen inclusion of children and young people
One of the key objectives of the National Child Strategy is to further stress the importance of children and young people’s own involvement. For the meeting held on 2 September , the parliamentary committee that was appointed to prepare the Strategy addressed the issue of children’s inclusion in particular. Read more about including children and young people
Working group: Effects of the coronavirus epidemic on the wellbeing of children must be rectified
The coronavirus epidemic has had considerable impacts on the wellbeing of children, young people and families and on the realisation of their rights. To minimise the negative impacts of the coronavirus crisis a comprehensive plan is needed to ensure the wellbeing of children and young people and to promote their ability to cope. Read more about the report
Still time to take part in a survey concerning the Child Strategy — tell us about your thoughts on the position and rights of children
The National Child Strategy invites children, young people and adults to participate — the online survey is open until 12 October