Tougher child protection law launched / News / The Foreigner

Tougher child protection law launched. Ministry of Children cracks down for 2010. Children have now been given increased legal rights. Violence, smacking, threats, ridicule, rejection, and locking them in their room are now forbidden.Threatening behaviour out “I’m happy that any doubts have now been removed once and for all. Any forms of violence against children, even as part of their upbringing, are completely unacceptable in this country,” says Audun Lysbakken, the Minister of Children, Equality, and Social Inclusion, in a press release.

child, protection, act, law, parliament, banned, violence, smacking, room, door, locking, visitation, rights



The Foreigner Logo

The Foreigner is an online publication for English speakers living or who have an interest in Norway. Whether it’s a glimpse of news or entertainment you’re after, there’s no need to leave your linguistic armchair. You don’t need to cry over the demise of the English pages of Aftenposten.no, The Foreigner is here!

Norske nyheter på engelsk fra Norge. The Foreigner er en engelskspråklig internett avis for de som bor eller som er interessert i Norge.

Google+ Google+ Twitter Facebook RSS RSS



News Article

LATEST:

}

Tougher child protection law launched

Published on Monday, 12th April, 2010 at 08:37 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Ministry of Children cracks down for 2010.

Tantrum
Tantrum
Photo: Daniel Hughes/Flickr


Children have now been given increased legal rights. Violence, smacking, threats, ridicule, rejection, and locking them in their room are now forbidden.

Threatening behaviour out

“I’m happy that any doubts have now been removed once and for all. Any forms of violence against children, even as part of their upbringing, are completely unacceptable in this country,” says Audun Lysbakken, the Minister of Children, Equality, and Social Inclusion, in a press release.

The new law also means that children cannot be subjected to frightening or bothersome behaviour or other reckless conduct, including threats that the child will be abandoned or hurt, for example.

More rights for parents

The courts won’t be able to impose shared residence against the wishes of either one or both parents’ wishes. Each parent will also have to notify the other if they move with a minimum of six week’s notice from 01 July. This will give both the chance to decide what is best for the child.

In addition, from 01 May, only one parent needs to consent to medical attention in cases where healthcare workers believe it’s vital.

Extended visitation entitlement

From 01 July, visitation rights will be increased to a total of three weeks during the summer. This will also include both the autumn and winter half-term weeks, in addition to Christmas and Easter holidays at present.

Parliament’s recent decision to make legal changes to the Children’s Act has now been sanctioned by the King.



Published on Monday, 12th April, 2010 at 08:37 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: child, protection, act, law, parliament, banned, violence, smacking, room, door, locking, visitation, rights.





  
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!