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Responsible for the service Siun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services

Child welfare officer

  • Service
  • 13 municipalities
  • Public service

Child welfare officers are responsible for matters related to determining a child's paternity or maternity, and they confirm the agreements related to a child's custody, housing, meeting rights and financial support.

When parents separate, they must agree on the care, housing, meeting rights and financial support of their underage child.

The child welfare officer does not make decisions on the content of the agreements, but assists parents in drawing up the agreements and ensures that the agreements are in the best interests of the child.

If the parents are unable to agree on the matters related to the child among themselves or with the help of the child welfare officer, these matters can be resolved in court.

To whom and on what terms

The service is free of charge.

Basic information

The service is provided bySiun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services
Responsible for the serviceSiun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services
Area Heinävesi, Ilomantsi, Joensuu, Juuka, Kitee, Kontiolahti, Lieksa, Liperi, Nurmes, Outokumpu, Polvijärvi, Rääkkylä, Tohmajärvi
Available languagesFinnish, English
Text edited by: Siun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services
Updated: 11/12/2020