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ERIC Number: ED205296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-26
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Children's Ombudsman: A Spokesman for Children.
Carlsson, Bo
The office of the Ombudsman for Swedish children, established within Radda Barnen (The Swedish Save the Children Fund) is occupied by five persons. Three of the staff are children's ombudsmen, one is an immigrant consultant, and one is a refugee consultant. The work of the ombudsman has six core aspects. First, attempts are made to strengthen the legal rights of the child. Second, information about children's needs and rights is disseminated to decision makers, professionals who work with children, parents, and others. Third, educational activities are conducted primarly for professionals who work with children and especially in areas in which central or local governments do too little, such as child abuse. Fourth, support is provided for research about children and their situation. Fifth, a telephone service is provided for individual cases involving child abuse, child care, and child custody. Sixth, projects are implemented that aim to change people's opinions and develop models that others can use. For example, an attempt has been made to develop a model for improving the attitudes of Swedish and immigrant children toward each other. Projects on violence in mass-media, the anti-spanking law, and needs of hospitalized children either have been or are being conducted. (A list of eight reasons on why not to spank a child is appended). (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden