WHAT DO WE DO?

Statements

The Ombudsman for Children assesses pending public administration projects from the perspective of children’s rights and issues statements on matters related to the position of children and young people. 

Initiatives and opinions

The Ombudsman for Children promotes the realisation of the rights of children in Finland by making initiatives to start necessary changes and publishing opinions on issues related to the position of children and young people. 

Child Barometer

The Child Barometer is a study on the everyday lives of 6-year-old Finnish children. The study investigates the children’s own experiences on topics that are relevant to them. The Child Barometer is implemented every other year. 

Hearings of the children

Every year, the Ombudsman for Children listens to different groups of children and young people ('Nuoret Neuvonantajat', the Young Advisers). In the hearings, children and young people talk about their everyday lives. The information on their experiences is used in the opinions or initiatives of the Ombudsman for Children, among other things. The groups represent a wide variety of children and young people living different kinds of lives.

Roundtable discussions

The Ombudsman for Children holds roundtable discussions on current themes related to the rights of children. A wide range of different kinds of experts, authorities, representatives of organisations and researchers are invited to the roundtable discussions.

Bulletins

Here you can read bulletins of the Ombudsman for Children from 2005 onwards (in Finnish)

Newsletters

The Office of the Ombudsman for Children publishes 2–4 newsletters per year. On this page, you can find our previous newsletters, and you can also subscribe to the newsletter (in Finnish) with your own e-mail address at the top of the page.

Media reviews

Media reviews from 5/2005 to 2/2020. (in Finnish)

Videos

Videos of The Office of the Ombudsman for Children