How Barnevernet Handles Child Abuse Claims

In general, the messages received by Barnevernet about child’s welfare violation can be formal or anonymous. Messages can be received from public institutions (schools, kindergartens, health institutions, and police), neighbors, and parents. Public bodies have a duty to provide information to the child welfare when there is reason to believe that: A child being mistreated at

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Coming to Norway With Children

You should know that public bodies: kindergartens, schools, health care workers, first are trying to solve the problems with the child’s family, and if only they are unable to solve the problems then they have to inform the Child’s Welfare Service (Barnevernet). According to the Kindergarten Act the kindergartens undertake to: Provide education and training

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Recommendations for Foreign Parents in Norway

Norwegian Child Protection (Barnevernet) says that Norway requires that people live under Norwegian law. Recently, Barnevernet discovered that the Norwegian Child protection is a system which is difficult to understand to the foreigners who come to live in Norway. That is why we have prepared a set of recommendations for parents in Norway, which will

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What is Barnevernet

The word Barnevernet in Norwegian means “protection of children” (barn – “child”, Vern– protection, custody). Organization full name – Norwegian Children, Youth and Family Affairs Directorate (Barne, ungdoms- og familiedirektoratet, BUFDIR, or simply Norwegian Child Protection). The main objective of Barnevernet is to ensure that children who live in conditions that are harmful to their health and development receive the

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HOT NEWS: Changes in Norwegian Child Welfare

Norway has ratified the Hague 1996 Convention, which will take effect from 1 July, 2016. The government hopes it can provide them with new means of resolving child care disputes where the child has ties to several countries in a more harmonious way. One of the things that the Convention entails is that children, who are taken

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