Help for children at risk

The main goal is to ensure that children and adolescents who are living under conditions that represent a risk to their health and/or development receive the help they need when they need it, and to contribute to children and adolescents growing up in safe, secure and caring conditions.

Most children receiving assistance from the Child Welfare Services remain with their family while the family receive home-based assistance. In more serious cases the Child Welfare Services will consider more intrusive measures. This applies to neglect, violence and abuse. Violence against children is illegal in the Faroe Islands. This applies to all forms of violence including corporal punishment and use of physical violence in child rearing.


You cannot contact the Child Welfare Services regarding issues such as:

  • homework help;
  • financial aid; or
  • respite care for a disabled child.