The parents take care of the maintenance of the child according to their maintenance capacity and the child’s maintenance needs. Factors that will be taken into account when assessing the parents’ maintenance capacity are age, work capacity, possibility to work, disposable funds, and other maintenance obligations.
Mainly, the child’s right to receive maintenance from his/her parents ends when the child becomes 18 years of age. Even after this the parents are responsible of the costs of the child’s education, if this is considered reasonable (education allowance).
Vamos Turku is a service produced by Helsinki Deaconess Institute. It offers support in the form of individual and group training for 12–19-year olds.
The training supports the growth and well-being of the youth both at home, in school, and during free time. We can help with matters related to the youth’s school attendance, coping, becoming independent, social relationships, or free time. The training is walking with the youth and supporting him/her through the changes. The training is based on the youth’s own goals, wishes, and needs.
Mediation is an opportunity guaranteed by law to mediate and solve conflicts caused by criminal acts and conflicts. Mediation is a free service which provides both the offender and the victim an opportunity to meet confidentially through an impartial mediator in order to discuss constructively, to influence the resolution and to agree on possible damage compensation.
Mediation is possible only between persons who have expressed their consent and are able to understand the meaning of mediation and the solutions arrived at in the mediation process.
The Social Ombudsman helps social welfare clients with matters related to maintenance grant, child welfare and services for
the elderly and disabled, for example. The responsibilities
of the Social Ombudsman include counselling on matters related to applying the Social Welfare Clients Act, helping with matters
related to reprimands according to the Clients Act and providing information on client rights.
Income support is intended to be temporary aid and is a last-resort benefit. In order to receive a last-resort benefit, a report about the applicant must be made which states that he/she is unable ta make a living through paid work, entrepreneurship or other income or assets.
The applicant must actively try to improve his/her living, for example, by trying to find a job, work try-outs at workplaces or apply for a placement at vocational schools.
The Patient Ombudsman provides information about the patient’s rights and acts to promote them. The task of the Patient Ombudsman is to counsel and help the patient as necessary if the patient is unsatisfied with the care and treatment received.
The Patient Ombudsman helps the patient to resolve his or her problem at the place of care. The officer also counsels and helps the patient to make a reprimand, complaint or a notice of patient injury to the Patient Insurance Centre.
The aim of the child custody is to secure the child's balanced development and welfare according to the child's individual needs, wishes and age.
Child custody should secure positive and close relationships for the child, especially between the child and his/her parents.
The custody and right of access agreements are confirmed by child welfare officers.