Offices and agencies associated with the Ministry of Children and Equality
County social welfare boards are responsible for decision-making with regard to child welfare services. Today there are 12 such county boards; each one covers one or two counties. The boards comprise a national body which on matters of social welfare are independent of both the Ministry and the County Governor.
Web page: http://www.fylkesnemndene.no/en/
The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufdir) and the Office for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufetat) are responsible for matters relating to state-funded child welfare services, family counselling and adoption.
Web page: https://bufdir.no/en/English_start_page/
The Consumer Authority (CA) is an independent administrative body with the responsibility of supervising measures in the market and seek to exert influence on traders to observe the regulatory framework.
Web page: https://www.forbrukertilsynet.no/english
The Consumer Dispute Commission is an arbiter of conflicts, particularly those related to goods and building-trade services in which consumers (perhaps with help from the Consumer Council of Norway) have tried and failed to reach an amicable settlement.
Web page: https://www.forbrukerradet.no/contact-us
The Norwegian Church's Endowment is one of the country's largest landowners in Norway, and owns properties such as rectories, vicarages, leasehold land and large forest properties.
Web page: http://www.ovf.no/
The Ombudsperson for Children in Norway is charged with promoting the interests of children in both the public and private spheres, and with paying close attention to changes in the conditions of childhood development.
Web page: http://barneombudet.no/english/