Programme to address child and family services

The programme to address child and family services will continue during Goverment.

The objective is to transform the services into an integrated system that will respond to the needs of children and families better than today. Basic services will be strengthened, and the focus will be shifted towards preventive work and early support and care services.

The best interests of the child and support for parenthood are primary issues in the reform. These changes will help to support children’s, young people’s and families’ own resources and reduce inequalities.

During the programme period 2016-2018 there was four main themes:

  • Family centre model
  • Development of services at specialised and the most demanding levels
  • A new operational culture to strengthen children’s rights and basis in information
  • Early childhood education, schools and other educational institutions support the wellbeing of children and young persons