The Child Welfare Services

The child welfare area in the Faroe Islands is divided into 8 municipal associations, called Child Welfare Services. Here you can find an overview of all eight associations.

You can also find out which villages and cities belong to which Child Welfare Services.

If you are in doubt which Child Welfare Services you belong to, you are welcome to contact one of the Child Welfare Services below and ask them which one you belong to.

The Child Welfare Services
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The Child Welfare Services of the Northern islands

(Barnaverndartænastan fyri Norðoyggjar)

Address: Klaksvíksvegur 7, middle floor, 700 Klaksvík

 

Office hours: Monday - Friday 10 - 15

Phone: 41 00 00, Local 2

Emergency telephone after office hours: 21 91 81

Email: barnavernd@klaksvik.fo

The manager is: Tonja Sonhardsdóttir

 

These villages belong to the Child Welfare Services of the Northern islands: 

Fugloy, Svínoy, Kunoy, Haraldssund, Trøllanes, Mikladalur, Hvannasund, Viðareiði, Húsar, Syðradalur og Klaksvík.

The Child Welfare Services of Eysturkommunu and Fuglafjørð

(Barnaverndartænastan fyri Eysturkommunu og Fuglafjørð)

Address: Karvatoftir 4B,  530 Fuglafjørður

 

Office hours: Monday - Friday 9 - 15

Phone: 23 80 55

Emergency telephone after office hours: 23 80 59

Email: barnavernd@fuglafjordur.fo

The manager is: Ingi Hansen.

 

These villages belong to the Child Welfare Services of Eysturkommunu and Fuglafjørð:

Norðragøta, við Gøtugjógv, Syðrugøta, undir Gøtueiði, Leirvík, Fuglafjørður, Kambsdalur and Hellurnar. 

The Child Welfare Services of Skálafjørður

(Barnaverndartænastan við Skálafjørðin)

Address: Mýravegur 26, 620 Runavík

 

Office hours: Monday - Friday 9 - 15.

Phone: 41 70 90

Emergency telephone after office hours and in weekends: 23 70 90

Email: barnavernd@runavik.fo

The manager is: Katrin Dam

 

These villages belong to the Child Welfare Services of Skálafjørður: 

Nes, Toftir, Rituvík, Æðuvík, Runavík, Saltangará, Glyvrar,  Lambareiði, Lamba, Søldafjørður, Skipanes, Funningsfjørður, Funningur, Elduvík, Oyndarfjørður, Skálafjørður, Skáli, Innan Glyvur, Strendur, Kolbeinagjógv, Morskranes og Selatrað.

The Child Welfare Services of VEKS - Vestmanna, Eiði, Kvívík og Sund

(Barnaverndartænastan í VEKS - Vestmanna, Eiðis, Kvívíkar og Sunda komunum)

Address: Oyrarbakkavegur 3, Postboks 10, 400 Oyrarbakki

 

Office hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 - 16

Wednesday 10 - 16

Phone: 66 72 71

Emergency telephone after office hours: 29 72 00

Email:bvt@sunda.fo

The manager is: Beinta Johannesen Mørkøre 

 

These villages belong to the Child Welfare Services of VEKS: 

Vestmanna, Kvívík, Stykkið, Leynar, Skælingur, Hósvík, Hvalvík, Streymnes, Saksun, Langasandur, Haldórsvík, Tjørnuvík, Oyri, Oyrarbakki, Norðskáli, Svínáir, Ljósá, Eiði og Gjógv.

The Child Welfare Services of Tórshavn

(Barnaverndartænastan fyri Tórshavnar kommunu)

Address: Sosiala deild, Postboks 32, 110 Tórshavn

 

Office hours: Monday - Friday 9 - 15

Phone: 30 20 60

Emergency telephone after office hours: 21 60 12

Email: barnavernd@torshavn.fo

The manager is: Kristina Háberg

 

These villages belong to the Child Welfare Services of Tórshavn: 

Tórshavn, Velbastaður, Kirkjubøur, Hestur, Koltur, Syðradalur, Norðradalur, Kollafjørður, Signabøur, Nólsoy og Kaldbak.

The Child Welfare Services of Vágar

(Barnaverndartænastan í Vágum) 

Address: Hammerhaimbsvegur 1, 360 Sandavágur

 

Office hours: Monday - Friday 10 - 15

Phone: 34 44 30

Emergency telephone after office hours: Urgent messages outside opening hours are are automatically transferred to the emergency phone.

Email: bvs@vaga.fo

The manager is: Ásla Johansen.

 

These villages belong to the Child Welfare Services of Vágar: 

Mykines, Gásadalur, Bøur, Sørvágur, Vatnsoyrar, Miðvágur og Sandavágur.

The Child Welfare Services of Sandoy

(Barnaverndartænastan fyri Sandoyar og Skúvoyar kommunur)

 Address: Skúlavagur 3, 230 Húsavík

 

Office hours: Monday - Friday 8 - 12

Phone: 36 10 24 or 28 80 24

Emergency telephone after office hours: 28 10 24

Email: bvtsandoy@bvtsandoy.fo

The manager is: Kristina á Reynatúgvu

 

These villages belong to the Child Welfare Services of Sandoy og Skúvoy: 

Skopun, Sandur, Skálavík, Húsavík, Dalur, Skarvanes, Skúvoy og Stóra Dímun.

The Child Welfare Services of Suðuroy

(Barnaverndartænastan fyri Suðuroy)

Address: Tvøroyrar kommuna, Sornhúsvegur 22, Box 104, 800 Tvøroyri

 

Office hours: Monday - Friday 9 - 14

Phone: 61 10 90

Emergency telephone after office hours: 28 30 33

Email: barnavernd@tvoroyri.fo

The manager is: Jónleyg Eyðunsdóttir

 

These villages belong to the Child Welfare Services of Suðuroy: 

Sumba, Vágur, Lopra, Akrar, Porkeri, Hov, Famjin, Tvøroyri, Hvalba og Sandvík.