A Finland for all children

A girl smiling in a bright room.

The first national Child Strategy of Finland is ready!

The vision of the Child Strategy is to create a genuinely child- and family-friendly Finland that respects the rights of the child – a Finland for all children.

Read the Child strategy (pdf)

Watch the festivities for Finland’s first national Child Strategy!

Watch the broadcast in Finnish and partially in Swedish on YouTube (recording available until May 16th 2021) and join the conversation on social media with tags #lapsistrategia and #KaikkienLastenSuomi!

Well-known journalist and presenter Marja Hintikka hosts the event, and children and young people also have their voices heard. The program will shed light on the Child Strategy, and Ministers Krista Kiuru and Annika Saarikko will explain why the Child Strategy is so important. Ansa Kynttilä and Tanhupallo, characters from the TV sketch show Putous, will be entertaining the guests, and the event will culminate in a performance by musician Stig.

The first national Child Strategy to create a Finland for all children

Finland has now completed its first National Child Strategy. In 2020, the parliamentary committee which was responsible for preparing the Strategy formed a common view of the vision for a child- and family-friendly Finland that spans government terms. The Strategy is based on three key ideas, which are to respect the rights of all children, take due account of children in society and support the wellbeing of children.Read the press release on Child Strategy (stm.fi)

Don’t forget to watch the recording of the Child Strategy publishing event (in Finnish and partially in Swedish)