Presentation on theme: "Ministry of Health and Social Affairs Families and children at risk of poverty and social exclusion."— Presentation transcript:
Ministry of Health and Social Affairs Families and children at risk of poverty and social exclusion
Ministry of Health and Social Affairs Absolute and relative poverty among children (0-19 years) in Sweden
Ministry of Health and Social Affairs Example of threshold values for poverty line and for social assistance levels in 2006, EUR Type of household (In Stockholm) Poverty lineAssistance level Single 860.63 858.12 Single parent with one child1 179.441 224.13 Married/cohabiting without children1 341.521 318.96 Married/cohabiting with two children1 965.801 964.12
Ministry of Health and Social Affairs Relative poverty among children (0-18 years) in EU 2008
Ministry of Health and Social Affairs How is social and other welfare services organized in Sweden? Regional level Health and medical services 20 County Councils 290 Municipalities Local level School and preschool Social services National level Government and Parliament: Legislation Economic support to develop good practice National agencies: Guidelines and knowledge development Supervision
Ministry of Health and Social Affairs The Governmental Strategy for Parental Support - Main objectives To extend the parenting support to comprising all parents and during the child’s whole growth. Increase cooperation between the many different actors who are in involved in supporting parents. Increase the existence of health promotion arenas and venues for parents to exchange experience and knowledge and strengthen their social network. Increase the basic knowledge of evidence based parenting support methods.
Ministry of Health and Social Affairs Children in vulnerable situations in Sweden 20 percent of children are living in families with risk use of alcohol – approx 385 000 children. 2 percent of children are living in families where one parent has been in psychiatric hospital care – approx 34 000 children. 10 percent of children have witnessed domestic violence – 5 percent often. Approx 8 000 children had one or both parents imprisoned (1997). 800 children affected by eviction. 4,2 percent of children are living in families with social assistance.
Ministry of Health and Social Affairs Social support for children in vulnerable situations Social services responsible to protect children at risk Strengthened cooperation between all actors involved in prevention and around each child at risk Experiences from implementing a long term strategy for collaboration