The departments of the Ministry of Children and Families
Department of Child Welfare Services
The Department of Child Welfare Services is responsible for all aspects of these services, including child welfare institutions, foster care and other help measures. This entails the development of child welfare legislation, policy design, and the overall administration and coordination of the services.
Department of Childhood, Youth and Family Affairs
The Department of Childhood, Youth and Family Affairs is responsible for the design and coordination of overall child and youth policy as well as government family policy.
Department of Consumer, Religious and Life Stance Affairs
The Department has the overall responsibility for policy relating to consumer affairs and religious and life stance affairs, and develops and coordinates activities within these areas.
Department of Planning and Administration
The department is responsible for coordination, quality assurance and follow-up of the Ministry’s activities relating to the budget, ministerial financial management and the administration of associated and subordinate agencies.
Department of Communications
The Ministry of Children and Families is committed to openness. It takes an active approach to informational work, publishing accurate information in a timely fashion and providing updated reports at www.regjeringen.no/bfd. Media inquiries and requests for information are dealt with on an ongoing basis.