Schlagwort: Child Welfare System

Not everyone is celebrating Norway’s Constitution Day

Today in Norway many children will be expected to celebrate Norway’s Constitution Day, the official national holiday, without their parents. Some of the children celebrating today would have been needlessly removed from their families within the last few… Read More

Norway’s New Brainchild

Many people believe that Norway’s child welfare system (NCWS), Barnevernet, has already turned into a monster, and in some quarters, that is certainly the case. However, a new program called “Child brain protection” (Barnehjernevernet) could expand Barnevernet’s influence… Read More

Emergency placements down in Norway. Should we start to celebrate?

Going by the latest official figures, emergency placements in Norway have reduced from 1,804 in 2017 to 1,583 in 2018. Should we be celebrating this reduction in emergency placements of children? Emergency placements, where children are taken away… Read More

A never-ending struggle that is becoming increasingly difficult

In his article “A never-ending struggle that is becoming increasingly difficult”, Norwegian lawyer, Erlend Liaklev Andersen encourages parents not to give up fighting for their children. Andersen recognises that Norway’s child welfare system, is a system of obstruction… Read More

The Family Destroyer from the Norwegian Christian Party / Krf

Kjell Ingolf Ropstad

Written by MARGARET HENNUM: The Norwegian Christian Party (Krf) holds its banner high when it comes to family values. Krf fronted the extra financial support to families with children under the age of three and the increase of the… Read More

EMERGENCY PLACEMENTS SKY ROCKET IN NORWAY

Statistics show that respect for human rights, including children’s rights, deteriorated alarmingly in Norway between 2008 and 2015. An enormous increase in emergency placements has, in many cases, put the authorities in a position of not only breaking… Read More

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