This study examined the mental health of unaccompanied refugee minors during the asylum-seeking process, with a focus on specific stages in the asylum process, such as age assessment, placement in a supportive or non-supportive facility and final decision on the asylum applications.
Stine Solvoll Navarsete, University of Oslo15 May 2016
This paper discusses how Norway is in a position where it needs to balance its interests in immigration control with its obligations under international human rights law to protect the rights and liberties of asylum-seeking children. This document emphasizes the importance of protecting vulnerable children. In general this paper analyzes the ways that Norway acknowledges and protects the vulnerability of asylum seeking children. It also discusses the jurisprudence in place in relationship to vulnerable asylum-seeking children.
Oscar E. Firbank - Journal of Comparative Social Work1 Feb 2016
This study seeks to understand collaboration dynamics in social services for determining what strategies work best in facilitating collaborative endeavors in specific policy and institutional environments.
Hege Kornør, Hanna Bergman, Nicola Maayan, Karla Soares-Weiser, and Arild Bjørndal - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice17 Jun 2015
To facilitate well-informed decisions, the researchers collected and disseminated evidence from systematic reviews (SR) to local child welfare stakeholders in Norway through plain language summaries. This article describes that process.
Norway’s child welfare agency (Barnevernet) has come under recent scrutiny for its practices regarding children of immigrant parents. According to the article, children of immigrant parents make up 40% of foster care placements.
Daja Wenke - Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat, Estonian Presidency 2014-2015, Republic of Estonia Ministry of Social Affairs6 May 2015
This report was developed as part of a mapping study aimed at analysing the situation of alternative care and family support in the Baltic Sea Region, assessing the achievements since the 2005 Ministerial Forum and identifying relevant opportunities and challenges for the future.
Daja Wenke - Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat, Expert Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk6 May 2015
This background paper was developed as part of a regional study which gathered relevant data and information on family support and alternative care in the eleven Member States of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS).
Republic of Estonia Ministry of Social Affairs, Council of the Baltic Sea States, Estonian Presidency 2014-20156 May 2015
Government representatives, experts and professionals from the Baltic Sea Region including Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, the Russian Federation, Sweden and wider Europe gathered at a two-day expert meeting in Tallinn, Estonia and, together, endorsed a set of recommendations and action plan on alternative care and family support on 6 May 2015.