The departments of the Ministry of Children and Families
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 director: Director General Erik Bolstad Pettersen
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.
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 director: Director General Cathrin Sætre
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 director: Director General Helga Berit Fjell
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.
Department director: Acting Head of Communication Line Torvik