Note of concern from those who work with children

We all have a duty to notify the Child Welfare Services if we know of a child who is neglected or abused. If you have contact with children in your work, you have a stricter notification obligation. This includes, for example, doctors, midwives, health workers, day care workers and teachers.  Stricter duty to notify means that you are obliged to notify if you become aware of circumstances or have reason to believe that a child is being neglected or abused.

In other words, a notification is a message to the Child Welfare Services. The purpose is to inform the Child Welfare Service that a child may need help.

A note of concern is a sign of care for the child, and can be very important for the child in question, but it can also be a welcome help for a family. The note of concern can lead to concrete measures that improve the child's situation at home. This may, for example, be about family counselling sessions, support or family treatment. Most often, a solution is found in the child's home, but sometimes it is necessary to take other measures.

How can I contact the Child Welfare Services?