Presentation on theme: "Mia Lumio Children’s Ombudsman City of Tampere"— Presentation transcript:
1 Mia Lumio Children’s Ombudsman City of Tampere Vaakunallinen PowerPoint–esityspohjaEtusivu:Otsikko Arial 36, alaotsikko 32Päiväys:Päiväyksen käyttäjä lisää itse esityspohjaan. Suosittelemme pysyvän päiväyksen käyttöä.Valitse Näytä–Ylä- ja alatunniste–Valitse Pysyvä ja kirjoita päiväys sille varattuun tilaan. Valitse Käytä kaikissa.Päiväys toistuu automaattisesti joka dialla.Etusivulla dian numero ei ole näkyvissä.
2 WE HAVE A VISION TO SHARE "Tampere is a city for children and young people,where childhood and adolescence are recognisedand appreciated as being significant phases in aperson's life.In all its functions, the city respectsthe rights of children and young people to haveaccess to versatile, high-quality services, to participateand to have a say as well as their rights to access toevery form of well-being and protection.”THE CHILD POLICY PROGRAMME OF THE CITY OF TAMPEREWe would like to share this vision with you.We are testing this vision every day.
3 A FORERUNNER IN CHILD AND YOUTH POLICY IN FINLAND A specific child and youth policy programme for promoting the well-being of children, young people and families since 1999 (revised in 2007)The post of Finland´s first municipal Children´s Ombudsman was founded in 2003provides information and monitors the development of well-being of children and young peoplecreates opportunities for children and young people to communicate their opinions and needsco-ordinates child and youth workpromotes co-operation between all child and young people instancesThe Children’s Parliament and the Open Youth Forum were made permanent in 2004A Deputy Mayor to Support Growth of Children and Youth 2007
4 ACTIVEThe Week for the Convention on the Rights of the Child2008 Unicef City of Finland
5 The XIIIth ISPCAN EUROPEAN REGIONAL CONFERENCE ISPCAN = International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and NeglectAn international community of professionals working to prevent child abuse and neglect worldwidefounded 1977Conference will take place in Tampere, Finland in August 2011The main theme of the conference is 'Challenging Social Responsibilities for Child Abuse and Neglect’ and the subthemes areThe state, the family, the communities: whose rights, whose responsibilities?Children as citizens and clients in different settingsFocusing on trauma and therapeutical perspectivesProfessionals:
6 CONFERENCE AS A FORUM FOR THE CFC CHILDREN AND YOUTH ? Participating children and youth as professionalsA forum for children and youth of Cities for Children network to discuss for example bullying in any formHOW TO INVOLVE CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN THE DISCUSSION ?WHAT ARE THE METHODS OF PARTICIPATION ?HOW ABOUTvia local / national children and youth parliaments?participating the conference itself ?prediscussion via internet ?
8 SAFE LIFE FOR CHILDREN – BEST PRACTICE one of the best practices in tackling health inequalities in Europe (EuroHealthNet, 2006)promotes the realisation of children´s rights,develops multiprofessional cooperation in interventions in child abuse casesthe target group are children under school age, their families and professionalsNETWORKLocal workers in child protection servics, children´s day care services, family work and child welfare clinics, local parish of the church, police, prosecutor and courtOUTCOMESHANDBOOK: the action model for different professionalsWORRY SCREENING - EDUCATION: on various methods of early observation and supportOUR KIDS – PUBLICATION: An action model to promote and support interaction between a child and his/her parents, a Supervisor´s Guide and a book ”My Story” for childrenHAND IN HAND – SECURITY FOR CHILDREN -HANDBOOK: for people working with abused childrenGROUPS: Father, Baby, Arm-in-Arm and Tot groupsWhen the National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health (STAKES) revised its recommendations on children's physical and sexual abuse, the City of Tampere appointed the Abused Child Working Group to clarify the working practices in issues concerning child abuse.
9 Tampere - Action Model in child abuse cases First contactSocial workerPoliceProsecutorThe CourtUniversity hospitalConsultation/Recieving the C.A.announcementChild abuseis possibleChild protection actsClearingAnnouncement of crime/consultationCriminalinvestigationInvestigationwithpositiveresultsConsideration ofthe chargeAccusation/ChargeLawsuitThe verdictFindingthe defendentguiltyCheck-upand treatmentBecomingworriedabout thechildchild abusePsychiatricof the childabout the child inhealthcareunitsRecommendationfor treatmentThe statementSuspicion ofMultiprofessional team
10 Finnish Host Organisations University of TampereDepartment of Nursing Scince- Concerned with caring for the health of the individual and the family and in everyday life with routine copingDepartment of Social Policy and Social Work- Concerned with face-to-face interaction in social work, child protection and family, and issues of substance abuse and marginalisationNordic Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NASPCAN)- Established in in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1998- Members from Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Greenland and Iceland- The goal is to afford members the opportunity to share experiences, update knowledge as well as stimulate the exchange of knowledge
11 Conference Organisation The conference will be organised by the above-mentioned host organisationsThe Local Organising Committee (LOC) will be formed of Finnish academics, policy makers and practitioners representing organisations in the fieldThe Local Scientific Committee (LSC) will be formed of the representatives of main research and professional organisations involved in child abuse and neglect prevention in Finland and the Nordic countries All arrangements will be accomplished in close co-operation with ISPCAN Head Office
12 TAMPERE IN BRIEF In 1779 Tampere received its city rights The city is located between two lakesEasily reached by car, bus, train and aeroplaneInhabitants in Tampere nearly , in Tampere regionThe third biggest city in FinlandThe biggest inland city in the Nordic countriesCentre of education and information societyThe City of Tampere has the best image comparing the largest cities in Finland (2004)The most attractive city among Finns who plan on moving (2004)
13 CHILDREN AND YOUTH AS PART OF DEMOCRACY Mia LumioChildren’s OmbudsmanCity of TampereVaakunallinen PowerPoint–esityspohjaEtusivu:Otsikko Arial 36, alaotsikko 32Päiväys:Päiväyksen käyttäjä lisää itse esityspohjaan. Suosittelemme pysyvän päiväyksen käyttöä.Valitse Näytä–Ylä- ja alatunniste–Valitse Pysyvä ja kirjoita päiväys sille varattuun tilaan. Valitse Käytä kaikissa.Päiväys toistuu automaattisesti joka dialla.Etusivulla dian numero ei ole näkyvissä.
14 Why Youth Participation? Children and young people are expertsWorry about participation of young people because of low voting rateYoung people are far from politics, they are not interested about itPoliticians think participation of children and young people is importantAppreciation – respect every child and youngster as a personDemocracy of citizens – Youth participation is part of itSociety is for everyone – it’s common!
15 Levels of Participation Youth houses/ houses’ committeesOther Youths’ Groups to ActUNITSchools/Students’ unionsAREACooperative groups of areas/forumsThe Children’s ParliamentThe Youth ForumParticipating in Committees and BoardsCITYREGIONThe Forum for Young People’s Ideas in the Tampere Region & Region’s municipalities’ representatives of Youths’ opinion-maker groups
16 Students’ unionsalready exist in secondary schools, upper secondary schools and vocational schoolsaction of students’ union in upper secondary schools is ordained in a lawall pupils of the school are members of students’ unionstudents’ union has a board and might have a representative body
17 Goals for Boardmembers of Students’ Union 1st and 2nd grades: member…knows the students’ union and its’ boardlearns to participate in to the meetingsknows his/her own task as a member of the board3rd and 4th grades: member…represents his/her own class in the meetings regularlyuses opportunities to speak activelyasks class’s opinion about things that are discussed and speaks on behalf of his/her classtakes responsibility for common thingsparticipates to the planning of action
18 Goals for Boardmembers of Students’ Union 5th and 6th grades: member…can defend and gives reasons for own class’s opinionknows his own and class’s possibilities to influenceknows how decisions are made in schoolparticipates to affairs in order to advance themparticipates actively and can evaluate his/her own action and also board’s action7th, 8th and 9th grades: member…discusses about his/her class’s opinion and advances it by own action in board meetingsknows manners how the decisions are made in his/her schoolacts initiatively and brings things to the debate enterprisinglyunderstands that evaluation has meaning in progress of students’ board’s action
19 Expansion of the Students’ Unions’ activity to Every School a part of participation model in the City of Tamperea students’ union and its’ board to every school (expanding to schools of 1-6 grades) in last yearreimbursements to teachers who guide students’ boards (local contract)education for teachers, youth workers and students’ boards’ members regularly (twice a year)
20 The Children’s Parliament started in the 2001 by The LOVE Project – from the beginning of the 2004 a part of Youths’ Services in the City of Tampereto give an opportunity to participate and to influence on children’s own school, environment and citya place where children can make suggestionsrepresentatives from comprehensive school (4-6 grades)two meetings in a council hall in a yeara board and three active committees
21 The Youth Forum influences on youths’ living and being happy follows the decisionmaking concerning youths’ thingsmakes suggestionsrepresentatives from schools (7th- former and older)meetings in the council hall twice a yeara board and four committees
22 Central administration co-operation Two members of The Forum for Young People are also members of three Committees and three BoardsCommittee of Child and Youth ServicesCommittee of Services Promoting Culture and Quality of LifeCommittee of Expertise and Economic DevelopmentBoard of Daycare and Basic EducationBoard of Upper Secondary EducationBoard of Cultural ServicesTwice a year at the committee of Child and Youth ServicesNews of the Children´s ParliamentNews of the Forum for Young PeopleEach local political party has a contact persons for the Children´s Parliament and the Forum for Young People