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Member organisations

Our membership consists of 98 organisations and 40 municipalities and wellbeing services counties. Our members connect us to practical child welfare work, new priorities and areas of development and have access to opportunities such as working on advisory boards, affordable training, joint projects, campaigns and interesting networking opportunities. We also work together to make an impact.

See the page in Finnish to see a list of our members.

Would you like to become a member?

Membership criteria:

  • We can accept municipalities, joint municipal authorities or wellbeing services counties as full members.
  • Registered associations, foundations and religious communities that work in the field of child welfare or otherwise promote the development of child welfare and whose operations cover either Finland or a linguistic, cultural or other similarly defined section of the population as a whole can also be accepted as full members.
  • A registered association, foundation or religious community whose operations do not meet the geographical or other conditions described above, but whose operations are otherwise considered to be of general significance in terms of child welfare, may also be accepted as a full member.
  • Applicants’ operations must be established for them be accepted as a member.

Apply to become a member!

Applicants must meet the criteria described above to be accepted as a member of the Central Union for Child Welfare. The Board of the Central Union for Child Welfare makes decisions on memberships. The membership fee is decided annually at the regular autumn meeting. Currently, the membership fee is €120/year.

Organisations can submit an informal application, which must be signed by an authorised person in the organisation. The membership application needs to have the following appendixes: the most recent balance sheet, annual report, action plan guidelines and a statement of the board’s decision to apply for membership of the Central Union for Child Welfare.

Municipalities, joint municipal authorities and wellbeing services counties wishing to apply for membership of the Central Union for Child Welfare only need to submit an application together with an extract from the minutes of the meeting at which the decision was made or the official decision to apply.

You can send your application with attachments via e-mail to toimisto(a)

Further information on our members can be found on our pages in Finnish.

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