The new types of parental leave will mainly apply to parents expecting a child on or after 4 September 2022.
• Family leave reform increases equality and takes better account of different types of families (Press release 1.8.2022)
What is child welfare?
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.
The health and social services reform »
The health and social services reform will restructure the organisation of public healthcare and social welfare in Finland.
Social security reform »
The social security reform aims for a clear and well-functioning system.
Working life programmes »
The working life programmes included in the Government Programme produce concrete solutions concerning working life and the service system.
The Action Plan for Gender Equality »
The Government’s Action Plan for Gender Equality brings together the goals and measures of the Government for promoting gender equality.
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.