Press releases

Content with Administrative branch Social welfare .

Serious shortcomings in the terminal and postoperative care of older people
Getting an appointment with the child welfare supervisor took too long: Deputy-Ombudsman issued a reprimand and proposed recompense
Older people living at home do not always receive the services they need from municipalities
Services for the elderly inspected by Deputy-Ombudsman Sakslin during the coronavirus pandemic
Deputy-Ombudsman Sakslin gave decisions on child protection
Deputy-Ombudsman concerned by the lack of guidelines for and supervision of elderly care
The rights and status of the victims of human trafficking to be strengthened through legal amendments
Several investigated complaints about children who have been taken into care led to measures
Deputy-Ombudsman to investigate discriminatory service housing charges
Rights of placed children restricted without legal basis
Numerous problems in decision-making related to restrictive measures
An excessive workload among social workers is jeopardising the supervision of substitute care and the realisation of the rights of children outside the home
Cage beds must be abandoned in care of disabled people
Evaluating what is in the child’s interests in cases involving foreign nationals
Shortcomings in relation to access to information for relatives involved in the care of elderly persons
Backlog in processing of demands for rectification by Kela
Kela’s changed policy regarding basic social assistance has endangered the continuity of medical treatment and equal access to health services
What type of healthcare expenses can basic social assistance be granted for?
Severe delays in Kela's telephone service
Clarity for the rules on emergency housing
Parliamentary Ombudsman issues a proposal for redress to Kela
Kela reprimanded for delaying social assistance processing
Safeguarding the fundamental and human rights of aged people receiving round-the-clock care
A sufficient number of skilled carers must be made available for pre-school and day-care for six-year-olds