2023 draft budget of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and its administrative branch

5.8.2022 10.34
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health proposes appropriations of about EUR 15.8 billion for the Ministry and its administrative branch for 2023. This is about EUR 0.2 billion less than in the 2022 Budget. The decrease is mainly due to the end of the Government Programme projects and changes in the needs assessment.

Veli-Mikko Niemi appointed as new Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

4.8.2022 8.29
Kuva Veli-Mikko Niemestä
On Thursday 4 August, the Government appointed Director General Veli-Mikko Niemi as the new Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. His term as Permanent Secretary will begin on 15 August 2022 and run for five years. The Permanent Secretary directs, develops and monitors the work of the Ministry and the activities within its branch of government.

What is child welfare? 

26.4.2022  14.49

The objective of child welfare services is to guarantee children’s right to a safe growth environment, a balanced and well-rounded development and special protection. The best interest of the child is the primary consideration in all child welfare measures.

We have compiled information on the key concepts and practices related to child welfare on our Frequently asked questions page. 

Ministry

Ministry

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health manages the preparation and implementation of Finland’s social welfare and health care policy, gender equality policy and occupational safety and health policy.

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

Administrative branch

Administrative branch

The administrative branch of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health includes several independent institutions and agencies.

Administrative branch

Ministers

Hanna Sarkkinen
Hanna Sarkkinen
Minister of Social Affairs and Health
Aki Lindén
Aki Lindén
Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services
Thomas Blomqvist
Thomas Blomqvist
Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality