6 Things to Know Before Moving to Norway

For many of us, Norway is rather different from our home countries. Even the Swedes or Danes would have things to contrast their country to their neighbors. Moving to another country can be a challenge, but it is a much smaller one when you know what to expect. Here are some things that you will probably

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Cost of Living in Norway

Norway has one of the highest levels of income in the world. However, the cost of living is also significantly higher than in many other places. If you are wondering, how much it would cost for you to actually live there, and how much you could save up while living in Norway, you will probably

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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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