Save the Children Finland is a professional of high-quality work for children’s welfare and an influential actor in society. In particular, the organisation provides support for children living in difficult circumstances in Finland and abroad.
Our common goal is to improve conditions for children’s welfare and promote their opportunities for a better way into adulthood.
Save the Children Finland provides an ample range of professional services to help children and their families, such as children’s support person and support family services, holiday home and family placement services, and children’s home services. We also work as a child adoption guidance and service provider engaging in both domestic and intercountry adoptions.
In the field of psychosocial services, we offer music, occupational and family therapy, psychotherapy, peer group work for children and families, peer group activities for adopted children and their parents, and psychosocial support for children placed in foster homes.
Our endeavours to promote children’s rights consist of increasing public awareness of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, doing influencing and advocacy work to make children’s voice heard, and providing legal consulting services for local governments in matters relating to child protection.
Children’s rights-based programmes in South Asia (India, Nepal), East Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Eritrea, Somaliland), West Africa (Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali) and Northwest Russia, emergency relief and humanitarian aid programmes to help children’s return to everyday life after crises – opening of schools, support for child protection, education and protection programmes for disabled orphans and other children with special support needs, campaigns to prevent violence against and abuse and ill-treatment of children, safeguarding of children’s involvement and making their voice heard, projects addressing water, hygiene and sanitation needs, and influencing programmes against child labour.
Special programmes and targeted programmes
Our Nettivihje Northern Hotline tipline, Hiiripiiri information society skills learning base, and other Internet-based projects are part of the European INHOPE network. The Nettivihje is a tipline website available for reporting on criminal abuse of children.