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 Politics and collaboration

All politics is child politics

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.

What do we do?

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.

Our articles

You will find all our news, press releases, blogs, positions and statements on our pages in Finnish.

Our articles (in Finnish)

Our publications

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!

Our publications (in Finnish)

Contact us!

You will find our detailed contact information on our pages in Finnish. Contact us, if you have any questions.

Contact information (in Finnish)

Experts working on the subject

Ira Custódio


050 591 8525

Heidi Järvenpää


Sonja Falk (vapaalla)


040 149 0050

Kaisu Muuronen

Erityisasiantuntija, kehittämispäällikkö

050 569 6697