Child protective services
According to the Child Welfare Act, the best interest of the child is the most important consideration. The purpose of child protective services is not to take the child away from home, but on the contrary to support the family so that the child can live at home. Only very serious or prolonged situations end up with placing the child in foster care.
The website lastensuojelu.info has comprehensive information in languages such as Somali and Arabic on what child protection is and what kind of support measures there are. The website also provides information on the Child Welfare Act and the rights and responsibilities of parents.