Simonsen: Norwegian Embassy makes gross bluff about Norwegian child protection
The Norwegian Embassy in Bucharest has published a fairly long statement about the Norwegian Child Welfare Services (Barnevernet) on its webpage.
It’s probably the same information other Norwegian embassies spread to various countries, including the Czech Republic.
This statement is inaccurate and in part downright untrue. It is aimed at showing a rosy picture of a system which is felt by thousands of Norwegians as abusive and has triggered large demonstrations not only in Bucharest and other European capitals but in Norway too.
The Embassy writes: “In 2014, approximately 53,000 children received measures from the child welfare service in Norway. More than eight out of 10 of these cases were voluntarily assistive measures for children and families.”
The number of children receiving assistance from the Child Welfare Services is of course completely irrelevant in relation to the problem:…
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