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Assistance for children and families

  • Children welfare services »

    The task of the Norwegian child welfare services is to assist parents in giving their children the best possible upbringing. Child welfare services support and assist children and families in diffe...

  • Family counselling services »

    The purpose of family counselling services is to help those who need to talk about difficult issues and family conflicts. Most people who come to a family counselling office seek advice about every...

  • Mediation »

    Family counselling offices also mediate in connection with separation or the breakdown of relationships. All married couples with joint children under the age of 16 must undergo mediation when they...

  • Women`s shelters »

    A women’s shelter is a place you can contact if you are a victim of violence, of if you know somebody who is. The shelter offers advice and guidance to victims of violence, abuse, threats, forced m...