Child welfare

Protection of children is based on internationally recognized rights and Finnish law (Child Wellface Act). A child has the right to special protection, safe growth environment, and balanced development. Vantaa promotes the wellbeing of children and develops services to support education.

Social workers work for children's benefit

Social workers analyze the need for help by means of interviews, house calls, and expert reports.

Support for families' problems

  • analyzing the situation
  • supporting the family
  • guidance and counseling
  • support person and vacation activities
  • taking into care and placement outside the home.

Child welfare offices

Korso-Koivukylä
Karsikkokuja 17
01360 Vantaa

Martinlaakso-Myyrmäki
Jönsaksentie 4
01600 Vantaa

Tikkurila-Hakunila
Talvikkitie 37, 3rd floor.
01300 Vantaa

Contact us

If you suspect that a child or teen needs protection, contact a social worker.
Switchboard, tel. 09 83 911
Mon-Fri: 8:15–16:00

Outside office hours
Social Emergency and Crisis Center
tel. 09 8392 4005

Information on child protection

Information on child protection in plain English
(Lastensuojelu.info)

Child Wellface Act