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.
COVID-19 has considerable generational effects
Read Esa Iivonen's blog about the effects of the corona crisis and check out the second report of the Child Strategy corona working group. The report assesses the realization of the rights of children and young people in changing circumstances. Read the blog about the effects of the corona crisis
How was the voice of children and young people heard in the preparation of the national Child Strategy?
The new report on inclusion assesses the process of collecting children's experiences in autumn 2020 to support the preparation and implementation of the Child Strategy. You can also find preliminary results of this autumn's inclusion survey in the report. Check out the second part of the Child Strategy report series on inclusion (in Finnish)
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