Expert Commission on Children

Published under: Solberg's Government

Publisher Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion

The Expert Commission on Children is to quality assure all reports submitted by experts in child welfare cases.

The Expert Commission on Children is authorised by section 2-5 of the Child Welfare Act. 

The Expert Commission on Children is to quality assure all reports submitted by experts in child welfare cases, whether these have been ordered by the child welfare service, the county social welfare board, the courts or the private parties. It is only once a report has been reviewed by the commission that it can form the basis for measures in accordance with chapter 4 of the Child Welfare Act. An expert report that forms the basis for the child welfare service not implementing measures must also be submitted to the commission. 

The Expert Commission on Children consists of a chair of the commission and 15 commission members who are appointed by the King in Council for a period of three years. The current commission has been appointed for the period from 25 January 2013 until 31 December 2015. The commission's secretariat shares premises with the Norwegian Civil Affairs Authority in Oslo. See also: 

http://www.sivilrett.no/barnesakkyndig-kommisjon.304200.no.html