Every child has the right to a safe and stimulating environment in which to grow up, to balanced and diverse development and, in particular, to protection (The Child Protection Act). The duty of the Child Protection unit is to help families and support parents in caring for and rearing their children, especially in situations where families are finding it difficult to manage alone.
If the domestic situation of a child is not sufficiently safe, or the health or another aspect of well-being of the child is in jeopardy, the child protection authorities will intervene. Anybody who notices that a child or young person needs help can contact the Child Protection unit.
The child or young person him/herself, parents, relatives and neighbours can seek the help of the unit. Contact can also be made anonymously. A notification to Child Protection (form) can be made during working hours to the child protection social workers serving the child's area (social stations), or, at other times, to the police.
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