The coronavirus situation

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Ministry of Children and Families

Olaug Vervik Bollestad (CDP)

Minister of Children and Families

The Ministry has the overall responsibility for children welfare services, family affairs, childhood development, religious and life stance affairs and consumer affairs.

News from the Ministry


1996 Hague Convention enters into force

30/06/2016: Norway’s ratification of the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention will strengthen our cooperation with other states when parental conflicts and child welfare cases arise that involve more than one country. The Convention will enter into force on 1 July 2016.

Illustrasjonsbilde av jente som gjør lekser

New guidelines for child welfare cases across national borders

18/12/2015: National strategy to combat violence and sexual abuse against children and youth (2014–2017).

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