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Barn som lever i fattigdom - Regjeringens strategi mot barnefattigdom 2015 – 2017 (Children who live in poverty – The government’s strategy against child poverty 2015-2017)

Government of Norway; Barne-, Likestillings- og Inkluderingsdepartementet (Ministry of Children, Equality and Inclusion) Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Norway 6 May 2015 Policy document

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Innhold og formål med strategien:

Strategien tar utgangspunkt i at barnefattigdom er et sammensatt problem. Det er viktig å påpeke at ikke alle barn i lavinntektsfamilier nødvendigvis har dårlige levekår, men samspillet mellom sosiale, helsemessige og økonomiske utfordringer over tid forsterker ofte hverandre og gir økt risiko for marginalisering og fattigdom. For å bekjempe barnefattigdom er det derfor nødvendig med en bred og samordnet innsats, både på kort og lang sikt.

Syv innsatsområder:

• Forebygge ved å styrke utsatte barnefamilier
• Gjennomføre utdanningsløp – barnehage og skole
• Deltakelse og inkludering – fritid, kultur og idrett
• Et godt helstilbud til alle barn og unge
• Tilgang til arbeidslivet for ungdom og foreldre
• Forskning og statistikk
• Ansvars- og kompetansedeling – stat, kommune og frivillig sektor

(Contents and objectives of the strategy:

The strategy assumes that child poverty is a complex problem. It is important to note that not all children in low income families necessarily have poor living conditions, but the interplay between social, health and economic challenges over time often reinforce each other and increase the risk of marginalization and poverty. In order to fight child poverty, it is therefore necessary to have a broad and coordinated efforts, both in the short and long term.

Seven areas of action:

• Prevention by assisting families
• Completion of education - kindergarten and school
• Participation and inclusion - leisure, culture and sport
• A sufficient health service for children and youth
• Access to employment for youth and parents)
• Research and statistics
• Responsibility and competence sharing - state, municipal and voluntary sector)


Norwegian, 16.6 MB pdf

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