Almost all political decisions have an impact on children. It is important to assess and monitor these impacts in advance so that decisions can be made that benefit children and families in the long term. Children and young people are citizens, and their voices and opinions must be heard in political decision-making.
The Central Union for Child Welfare wants to highlight children’s perspectives in all political decision-making and see the rights of the child be fully realised in society. We develop effective strategies to put children’s participation and child-impact assessments into practice, influence legislation through public statements, make sure that children and young people are heard and run campaigns to actively promote the best interests of children. We are involved in collaborations at both national and European level to ensure that children are considered in political decision-making.
Assessing impacts on children is an example of knowledge management. There are several tools available for this; read more about them here in Finnish.
You will find all our news, press releases, blogs, positions and statements on our pages in Finnish.
Our publications are for the most part free of charge and written in Finnish. We also have some publications in Swedish and English. Read more!