Save the Children’s regional office of Central Finland is based in Jyväskylä, serving the Ostrobotnia and South Savo regions in addition to Central Finland. Our office has developed its services over a long period. Our main focal points are:

  • Children and their rights and experiences
  • The interaction between children and parents, and support for it.

We recruit and prepare holiday homes, support families and support persons so as to provide children and families with quality assistance:
In child protection in family care and adoption work our activities are centred on the right of children to safe emotional attachments.  We prepare and support foster families for parenting focused on this.

Our activities include counselling and post-adoption follow-up and support for adoptive parents and parents considering surrendering their children for adoption. We can also provide assessments or consultations by professional social workers on a range of child protection situations.