No one should be left to cope alone
No one should be left to cope alone, even if there is no family at hand to help. A child’s guardian always has primary responsibility for the child. A child has the right to have a close relationship with both parents even if the parents separate.
As minors, children are in a weaker position than adults, and therefore society has a responsibility to ensure children’s well-being and development. For this reason, Finland has made a legal commitment to protect and promote the rights of the child.