Children´s Prosperity Act
A new law, meant to integrate services for children´s prosperity, has been enacted.
Í farsæld barna er lögð rík áhersla á að börn og foreldrar hafi aðgang að samþættri þjónustu við hæfi án hindrana, ef á þarf að halda. Þannig fá þau upplýsingar um þjónustu í þágu barnsins og þjónustuveitendur, foreldrar og börn, eftir atvikum, móta í sameiningu markmið, úrræði og mat á árangri.
Integrating services for children´s prosperity
The work on changing the law began during the spring of 2018 when Ásmundur Einar Daðason, then the Minister for Social Affairs and Equality, called a conference on children’s affairs. Read more
Subsequently, five ministers and the Icelandic Association of Local Authorities signed a declaration of intent with the aim of breaking down barriers between various systems, improving services for children’s prosperity and creating a child-friendly society. In January of 2022, the Children’s Prosperity Act (Nos. 86/2021) came into effect. It will take time to integrate both a new law and a new way of thinking and we estimate that integrating the law will take between three and five years. We are all going to have a helping hand in this regard.
More information about the Children’s Prosperity Act can be found below: