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Social care work for families with children

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

Social care work for families with children is support, guidance and advices offered to families with children under school age or with small school children.

You can apply for service via the Social guidance for families with children, tel. 09 3101 5454 on weekdays 9–12, and the electronic ‘Need help?’ button, which you can find on the page hel.fi/perheentuki. The Swedish telephone service is on Mondays 9–12.

You can seek the assistance of a social counsellor of family work when

- you want to discuss issues concerning parenthood and the care and upbringing of children, such as their sleep and daily rhythm, the child's negative age and setting limits for the child.

- you require support due to a sudden change in your life's situation, such as divorce or an illness of a family member

- you require information on the services in the area and guidance to use them

- you need support and guidance in dealing with everyday practical matters

The services are free of charge for the customers.

To whom and on what terms

Families with children requiring support, guidance and advice.

Basic information

The service is provided byCity of Helsinki
Responsible for the serviceSocial Services and Health Care Division, City of Helsinki
Area Helsinki
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: Social Services and Health Care Division, City of Helsinki
Updated: 22/5/2022