Children and young people

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Get to know the Child Strategy

The Child Strategy is for children and young people of all ages. Child Strategy’s vision is a genuinely child- and family-friendly Finland that respects the rights of the child – a Finland for all children.

Download the Child strategy

Do you know the children’s rights?

Fundamental and human rights belong to all of us, including all children. You can learn more about the children’s rights on website of the Ombudsman for Children or their website for children (only in Finnish and Swedish).

Why does Finland need a Child Strategy?

The United Nations (UN) adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989, and Finland acceded to it in 1991.

The Finnish State must

  1. implement the rights recognised in the Convention
  2. ensure that everyone is familiar with children’s rights.

It is important that we all know and understand children’s rights so that we can respect them in both decision-making and children’s daily lives.

Child Strategy aims to increase the inclusion of children and young people

The Child Strategy will increase the inclusion of children and young people. It is important to create new ways of strengthening the inclusion of all children and young people in society.

On this website, you can learn more about the Child Strategy and learn more about our work.