Who we are

„Step up 4 Children’s Rights“ is a private Christian initiative of concerned parents based in Vienna/Austria that serves to bring voice to Children in Norway who were unfairly removed from their loving families over flimsy reasons by the Norwegian authorities.

For some time now, Norway has been receiving massive international criticism of its child welfare system. The Norwegian child welfare system, known as Barnevernet, removes children from their families too fast and very often without any justifiable reasons. International media such as the New York Times, BBC, ARTE, and others have already reported on it, and several of these cases are being examined right now at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

We are deeply concerned about the well-being of children who have the right to live with their families unless there are compelling reasons of gross neglect and the immediate life of the child is in danger.