Freyja Haraldsdóttir, former substitute MP for Bright Future, has filed a case against Iceland's Government Agency for Child Protection (Barnaverndarstofa or BVS) in response to their denial of her application to become a foster parent.
Paul Fontaine - The Reykjavik Grapevine11 Jan 2017
Icelandic authorities arrested and held in custody a 17-year old asylum seeker who was carrying a false passport. According to Icelandic law, unaccompanied asylum seekers below the age of 18 fall under the care of Child Protective Services.
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.
Andy Bilson, Louise Fox, Ragnar Gotestam, and Judith Harwin1 Jan 2003
Provides an overview of social service provision in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and provides information on ways to move resources away from institutional care, and into community-based social services. Contains specific examples from Latvia, Iceland, Sweden, Romania and other transitioning countries.