Contact information

Please read the instructions before contacting the Ombudsman for Children.

Office of the Ombudsman for Children

Postal address:
Vapaudenkatu 58 A, 3rd floor
40100 Jyväskylä, Finland

Telephone exchange: +358 (0)295 666 850

Citizen reports: +358 (0)295 643 340 on Wednesdays from 9.00 to 11.00 a.m. Please read the instructions before calling. 

Email: lapsiasiavaltuutettu (at) 
Please note that this email connection is not secure.


Together with the Ombudsman for Children, the experts working in the Office of the Ombudsman for Children promote the rights of children. Administratively, the Ombudsman for Children belongs to the administrative branch of the Ministry of Justice. 

Personal email addresses: firstname.lastname(at)

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Ombudsman for Children Elina Pekkarinen 

Read more about the Ombudsman for Children


Administrative Assistant Mari Laitinen 

Secretary of the Ombudsman for Children
Contacts by the media


Senior Researcher Terhi Tuukkanen

Child research and the Child Barometer
Young Advisers

Senior Officer Katja Mettinen 

Secretary of the Child Advisory Board
Contacts with citizens
Young Advisers
Annual Reports
Coordinating international tasks

Communications Specialist Annaleena Aira

Communication planning and coordination
Developing communication about children's rights
Childrens' views in ombudsmans work
Communication networks

Lawyer Merike Helander

Statements and initiatives
Report to the Parliament
Reports to the UN



Lawyer Reetta Peltonen

(until 30.9.2024)

Statements and initiatives


Planning Officer Outi Kekkonen

(until 30.9.2024)

Lawyer Sonja Vahtera

(On leave of absence)
Statements and initiatives
Reports to the UN
Coordinating international tasks

Invoicing details

The invoicing of the Office of the Ombudsman for Children is handled in the Ministry of Justice's accounting unit. Only e-invoices are accepted. 

Please address the e-invoice to the Office of the Ombudsman for Children (Vapaudenkatu 58 A, 40100 Jyväskylä, Finland)

  • E-invoice address / EDI: 003702459747231
  • Operator ID (Posti Messaging Oy): FI28768767
  • Business ID: 0245974-7
  • VAT identifier: FI02459747
  • The minimum invoice payment term is 21 days.

The invoice should also include any additional information and references, such as the posting or agreement code, provided in connection with the order to facilitate invoice processing.

If you will invoice the Office for your work, please contact the Office of the Ombudsman for Children.