Schlagwort: Child Welfare System

PLACED IN DANGER AND HIDDEN FROM VIEW

Norway’s government office for children and family affairs, purposely puts children into environments that are knowingly dangerous and neglectful. Negative information about the foster/emergency home is then omitted from reports. According to Asle Hansen in his article  “Dangerous… Read More

MANY ISSUES TO ADDRESS

Norwegian lawyer Preben Kløvfjell states in an article titled “Many issues to address”, that Norway’s Child Welfare System (NCWS), Barnevernet, must tackle some very important questions. Many issues to address. By Preben Kløvfjell. We must dare to challenge… Read More

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