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New Child Ombudsman's office kept busy

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Publication date 27.10.2005 8.10
Press release -

The office of the new Ombudsman for Children was inundated with contacts during its first month by people seeking help and advice on children’s rights, cooperation with groups and organisations and interviews for the press.

Worries about school life, including bullying, were the main issue people took up with the Ombudsman in September, the start of the new school year. The use of childcare orders and criticism of the methods of municipalities in applying them were the next main source of concern people raised with the Ombudsman. Other main issues concerned disputes about custody of children following family break ups, and concern expressed by parents about media content unsuitable for children.

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