Families and upbringing

Mother reading to a child

Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion endeavours to ensure that children and young people get a good upbringing and that families can feel secure - both financially and socially. The Ministry of Education and Research is responsible for nursery schools and the educational system.

On this page you will find general information and documents relating to families and upbringing. You can explore this topic in more detail by using the menu on the right.

The Minister of Culture, Thorhild Widvey, receives from Anders Magnus Løken, DNV GL, the quality assurance report for the application for hosting the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Oslo in 2022.

The Minister of Culture, Thorhild Widvey, received the quality assurance report for the application for hosting the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Oslo in 2022.

The quality assurance report for the application for the Government guarantees and funding to host the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Oslo in 2022 was received by the Minister of Culture, Thorhild Widvey, on December 20, 2013.

Surrogate maternity

Surrogate mothers are not permitted in Norway according to the Biotechnology Act and the Children Act. However, some Norwegians use a surrogate mother abroad. The tax office, the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organisation and Bufetat have now received guidelines directing them on how to process cases relating to surrogate mothers in accordance with today's rules. This is to ensure the legal rights of the children who are already in Norway.

The Norwegian Action Plan Against Match-Fixing

The Norwegian Action Plan Against Match-Fixing

Combating match-fixing is necessary to protect the integrity of sport, maintain a secure and trustworthy gaming industry and fight international organized crime.

Violence in close relationships

The plan against violence in close relationships includes 23 initiatives to combat violence in close relationships and replaces the previous plan.

New rules for entering into marriage outside Norway

Centre for Research on Civil Society and Voluntary sector

Trends, Causes and Patterns of Young People's Civic Engagement in Western Democracies

This report is the result of a preliminary project geared towards gaining an overview of the existing international research on young people’s civic involvement. The situation in Norway is not the centre of attention in this report, but the report will provide a starting point for the centre’s research on youth and participation within the voluntary sector in Norway.

Child Welfare Service Conflict Resolution Board

Establishing a conflict resolution board for the child welfare service

Call child welfare

Anyone with worries about a child's development or care to take contact with the child welfare service.

Child welfare institutions

Child welfare institutions in Norway are operated by the public authorities (Bufetat – the five regional offices under the central authority of the Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs and the local authorities), charitable organisations and other private actors.

The duties of the child welfare services

The main duty of the child welfare services is to ensure that children and young people living under conditions that might impair their health and development receive the necessary assistance and care when they need it, and to contribute to giving them safe conditions for their early development.

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Contact information

Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion

Telephone: +47 22 24 90 90
Fax: +47 22 24 95 15

Address

Akersgata 59
Postbox 8036 Dep
0030 Oslo
Norway

Contact information

Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion

Telephone: +47 22 24 90 90
Fax: +47 22 24 95 15

Address

Akersgata 59
Postbox 8036 Dep
0030 Oslo
Norway