European Child Guarantee

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Finland implements the European Child Guarantee as part of the work related to the National Child Strategy

The Council of the European Union adopted a recommendation on establishing a European Child Guarantee in summer 2021. The aim of the Child Guarantee is to support specifically vulnerable children and their families and to help direct investments to the wellbeing of children. Finland implements the Child Guarantee as part of the work related to the National Child Strategy, which has been implemented from the very start in line with the guidelines of the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child.

Read more and find Finland’s national action plan for the Child Guarantee (europa.eu)

The European Child Guarantee provides tools and guidance for EU Member States

Nearly 18 million children are at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU. The European Child Guarantee provides tools and guidance for EU Member States to make basic services available to all children in Europe who are at risk of poverty. Each Member State will publish a national action plan for the Child Guarantee.

A specific aim of the national action plan is to ensure access to basic services for vulnerable children and young people.

We will update the website as the work on implementing the Child Guarantee progresses.

Inquiries:

Johanna Laisaari, National Child Guarantee Coordinator for Finland, johanna.laisaari@gov.fi