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The Foreigner Norwegian children being failed abroad, claims Church. Norwegian Seamen’s Church Secretary General Audun Myhren believes politicians are failing help repatriate child nationals after neglect by their parents in Spain. According to him, the religious institution has helped return 29 children to Norway over the last five years. Several parents are even evading Norwegian Child Welfare Service officials.

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Norwegian children being failed abroad, claims Church

Published on Thursday, 1st November, 2012 at 13:14 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

Norwegian Seamen’s Church Secretary General Audun Myhren believes politicians are failing help repatriate child nationals after neglect by their parents in Spain.



According to him, the religious institution has helped return 29 children to Norway over the last five years.

Several parents are even evading Norwegian Child Welfare Service officials.

“Parliament and politicians have been keen to send a clear message that Norwegians travelling abroad must fend for themselves,” Mr Myhren told NRK, “but these are children we are talking about, they don’t choose to go abroad.”

Moreover, in light of some children experiencing neglect, he believes the government has a responsibility to help Norwegian children even if they are not in Norway.

“We believe it’s a public funding responsibility in which we as the Seamen's Church say we’re willing to do the job, but we believe that politicians should do their bit and take a financial responsibility”.

Kjetil Ostling, Deputy Minister of Children, Equality, and Social Inclusion, declared Spanish authorities have a responsibiloity for all children in their country.

He explained the Seamen’s Church gets financial help from the Norwegian government.

“Norwegian authorities are aware there is a large child population in Spain. The Seamen’s Church saying it has helped 29 children shows that cooperation between it, Spanish, and Norwegian child welfare works well.”



Published on Thursday, 1st November, 2012 at 13:14 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

This post has the following tags: norwegianchildwelfareservices, norwegianseamenschurch, childneglect.





  
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