The Child Strategy was published in 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 first implementation plan for the Child Strategy was published in October 2021.
Children’s and young people’s experiences deserve to be heard
We need up-to-date information about children's and young people's experiences of violence, and the children themselves know best about their own experiences. That's why a child victim survey was carried out in schools for 6th and 9th graders in May. Read the blog of Laura Mielityinen and Noora Ellonen of the University of Tampere, which discusses e.g. ethical issues related to the survey. Children’s and young people’s experiences deserve to be heard
Check out our publications regarding the Child Strategy on our renewed publications webpage
In our publications, you can find compiled reports, guides, official announcements, news and other current issues regarding the work within the Child Strategy. To publications
More information and understanding needed about the autism spectrum
Increasing information about autism is one step towards a child- and family-friendly Finland that respects the rights of the child. Autism Finland will publish an autism guide as part of implementing the National Child Strategy in late 2022. All adults should experience autistic children and young people primarily as children and young people, says Elina Vienonen in her blog. Read the blog! More information and understanding needed about the autism spectrum