About the ministry

In the Ministry for Children and Social Affairs we work to provide changes which benefit the disadvantaged citizens in our society. We provide the change through professionalism, co-operation and by developing and implementing effective methods.


The Ministry for Children and Social Affairs is responsible for the following policy areas:

  • Disadvantaged children and young people

  • Socially excluded adults

  • Disability policy

  • Early childhood education and care
  • Civil society

  • Family law

  • International collaboration and responsibility