Welcome to the English part of the Ombudsman website. We hope you find these pages helpful. Norway was the first country to establish a commissioner, or ombud, with statutory rights to protect children and their rights. Since 1981, the Ombudsman for Children in Norway has worked continuously to improve national and international legislation affecting children's welfare.
The Expert Handbook
The Ombudsman for Children in Norway has published a short introduction on how to organize an expert meeting and to establish expert groups. The publication is called «The Expert Handbook».
Protecting the vulnerable
The Ombudsman’s article about the Norwegian Child Welfare Service, published in The Times of India.
How do we talk with children about the traumatic events in Norway?
The Norwegian Ombudsman for Children’s advice on how we can talk to children about what happened in Oslo’s government district and on Utøya in Buskerud Friday 22 July 2011.Les mer
Report from children to the UN
Norwegian children have submitted their own report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. Read it here.
Supplementary Report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
Download the Ombudsman for Children in Norway's supplementary report to the UN.
Submission to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)
The ombudsman for Children recently sumbitted his report to the United Periodic Review. Read it here.
Vote 16 in Norway
The Ombudsman for Children in Norway has for some time been working to lower the voting age to 16 in municipal/ local elections. Read more in a booklet on the topic, now in English.
Joint statement from the Nordic Ombudsmen for Children
At the "Nor