Child welfare services

The child welfare services (barnevernet) main goal is to ensure that children and adolescents who are living under conditions that represent a risk to their health and/or development receive the help they need when they need it, and to contribute to children and adolescents growing up in safe, secure and caring conditions.

Read more about child welfare services. (information only in Norwegian)

Emergency phone for the child welfare service

In emergency situations out of office hours, you can call 38 07 54 00.

Emergency phone for children and young people – 116 111 

116 111 is an emergency telephone for children and young people. It is free to use, and is open when the child welfare offices are closed. On weekdays, open hours are from 15:00 until 08:00 the next morning. In weekends hours are 24 hours a day.
Visit the 116 111 website.

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