Privacy Policy

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About the website

Lastensuojeluinfo offers information about child welfare in a number of languages. It is specifically written for immigrant parents and professionals working with them.

Parental rights and responsibilities

Parental rights and responsibilities In Finland, the same rights and duties apply to both parents equally. The parents have a right and duty to safeguard…

Child welfare is based on law

Child welfare is based on law Parents or guardians are primarily responsible for a child’s care and upbringing, but they are entitled to receive help…

Child custody

Child custody Briefly, child custody means deciding about the child’s affairs. A child’s guardian or parent is responsible for the child’s care, upbringing, supervision and…

The child may participate

The child may participate An important principle for the best interests of the child is that the child may be involved in dealing with and…

Grounds for child welfare

Parents are primarily responsible for a child’s care and upbringing. They are entitled to receive help from society.

Domestic violence

There was a violent quarrel in the family resulting in a neighbour calling the police. The police intervened and the situation calmed down. The next quarrel was more serious. The mother fled with the children to a safe shelter. Despite their difficulties the family wanted to sort out their issues. Through discussions the parents learnt to solve conflicts without violence.