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Read the latest news on child protection from around Europe. For news related to the recent refugee crisis in Europe please see our Thematic Page.

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10 May 2019
A recent study published by the Finnish University of Turku shows that children born to immigrant parents are more prone to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than those whose parents are native born. The study involved 3,639 children...
06 May 2019
Finland National Institute for Health and Welfare in partnership with five of the country's university hospitals, as well the Finnish Association for Mental Health and with the support of the European Commission's Asylum, Migration and Integration...
21 Mar 2019
According to a recent report by the National Assistance System for Victims of Human Trafficking and the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI), human trafficking is present in Finland, affecting both Finnish children, and...
26 May 2017
The Guardian, in this article illustrates some of the graphic disturbances professionals of child protection services witness everyday. The article looks at Finnish advisor to Save the Children, Laura Keisanen. Keisanen's work ranges from educating...
10 May 2017
EU Observer refers to the information of the European Commission, which claims that Finland had placed 1,433 of 3,078 migrants into its borders through its relocation goal, achieving 69% of its target. Finland is seeking to completely achieve its...
19 Aug 2016
The head of asylum services in Finland has confirmed that over  7,700 asylum seekers left or were removed from Finland during the course of 2015. The Helsinki Times reports that many applicants have used Finland as a transit country on their way to...
18 Aug 2015
The Slovak Spectator reports on the 24th annual People from the House of Roma festival, taking place in Banská Bystrica and Zvolen on August 19-22, and which will focus this year on the New Generation and Roma young people. Although previous years...
31 Jul 2015
‘The Guardian’ reports on schools decision in Finland to remove cursive handwriting classes as typing on a keyboard is seen as a more practical skill in communication. Writing in cursive is considered to be advantageous neither to write, nor to read...
12 Sep 2014
‘YLE’ reports that after examining the police investigation and court hearing data on pimping and human trafficking (from 2009 to 2013), the Finnish Ombudsman for Minorities states that there are many unaddressed cases of human...
21 Mar 2014
Finnbay reports that Finnish Immigration Service has prepared a project to accelerate the process of asylum applications, and pay bigger attention to vulnerable asylum seekers, such as unaccompanied minors, pregnant women, new-born children, and...

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