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Health information in school health care

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

Health information comprises activities carried out by health care professionals to support the wellbeing of children, young people and their living environments with systematic health-oriented interaction and communication targeting individuals, groups and the whole population.

Health information is disseminated according to individual needs and developmental stages in cooperation with indivi ...

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To whom and on what terms

Every pupil is entitled to pupil welfare services.

School children and students

Background information

The pupils in pre-primary and basic education are entitled to pupil welfare services. It means looking after the pupils’ physical, psychological and social well-being. Pupil welfare services promote the pupils’ balanced growth and development and ensure everyone’s equal possibilities for learning. The objective of pupil welfare is to notice and intervene in the pupils’ problems as early as possible.

Pupil welfare services include the school health service and the activities of a school social worker and a school psychologist. The teachers and all other school staff members also participate in pupil welfare.

A pupil welfare group operates in all schools, led by the representative nominated by the education organizer. The group’s task is to plan, implement and develop pupil welfare in the school community so that all children can have a healthy, safe and accessible school environment.

The service is provided by

City of Helsinki

Responsible for the service

City of Helsinki, The Social Services, Health Care and Rescue Services Division
Text edited by: City of Helsinki, The Social Services, Health Care and Rescue Services Division
Updated: 31/3/2024