Miscarriage of justice

In 2011, award-winning Norwegian film-maker Kathrine Haugen’s world fell apart. Haugen was filming in Cyprus at the time, recording a feature film called Skvis (“Squeeze”). Back at the hotel the phone rang. In immense distress, one of Haugen’s… Read More

MANY PEOPLE FEAR NORWAY’S CHILD WELFARE SERVICE

Norwegian human rights advocate Tor Åge Berglid claims that family placements – where children are placed with members of their extended family – just don’t happen. He writes: “Barnevernet only considers shipping children out to strangers and leaving… Read More

NORWAY’S CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM – WORMING ITS WAY OUT OF RULES AND REGULATIONS

In an article titled “Child Welfare”, Øistein Schjønsby, a Norwegian lawyer with thirty years’ experience explains how NCWS tends to worm its way out of existing rules and regulations. He observes that public interest in neglected children and… Read More

FORMER NORWEGIAN CHILD WELFARE EMPLOYEE SPEAKS OUT

In an interview between Norwegians Hanne Nabintu Herland and Erik Selle, Herland presents her honest views about Norway’s Child Welfare System. Herland worked for a number of years in Norway’s child welfare services, and what made her so furious… Read More

NORWAY’S CHANGE FACTORY

Another cause for concern in Norway is the ‘Change Factory’ (“Forandringsfabrikken”), also known in some circles as the ‘Propaganda Factory’. This is a youth program that incorporates foster children, children in the juvenile justice system, and those in… Read More

NORWAY’S HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

On July 26, 2014, Norwegian child psychologist Einar C. Salvesen was interviewed by Jolanta Miškinytė, a journalist from Lithuania. Miškinytė was writing about a specific case (N.N.) in Norway, where a child had been taken away from the… Read More

MOTHER FLED NORWAY TO SAVE FOURTH CHILD

This is an open letter to the Norwegian minister for children, Linda Hofstad Helleland, from a Norwegian mother who had to leave Norway to save her fourth child: FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER 2018. Dear Linda Hofstad Helleland, I’m an… Read More

Silje Garmo & Eira

Polen gewährt Norwegerin politisches Asyl

Die norwegische Staatsbürgerin Silje Garmo und ihre Tochter Eira erhalten politisches Asyl in Polen. Dies teilte am Mittwoch Pastor Jan-Aage Torp aus Oslo mit. Die alleinerziehende Mutter war im Mai des vergangenen Jahres mit ihrer damals vier Monate… Read More

A NEW FORM OF TERROR IN NORWAY

In 2016, Björn Korf, a Christian radio station manager at ERF Vienna, interviewed a former Norwegian headmistress who worked at a public school in Norway. For fear of further persecution, she has decided to remain anonymous. Here is… Read More

CHILDREN TAKEN INTO NORWAY’S CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM SUFFER SEVERELY

Author, anthropologist and historian Yngve Nedrebø is division executive for the regional State Archives in Bergen (Statsarkivet i Bergen), which holds twenty-five kilometres of public archive material on its shelves. The following commentary written by Nedrebø analyses and… Read More