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Tasks of the Child Welfare Client Counselling Unit


- Receives placement reservations from child welfare social workers.

- Directs clients into foster care places, both to those owned by the city and those procured as purchased services.

- Maintains information on the available places in the city's own foster care facilities.


- Monitors the quality of care and education work of purchased service institutions.

INFORMATION PRODUCTION, Economic follow-up and Development work

- Produces statistics and information on client counselling, monitoring operations and foster care as regards the operation of the Client Counselling Unit.

- Produces economic follow-up information of the purchased services.

- Participates in the procurement of purchased foster care services and is responsible for the payment of purchased foster care services.


The service is only for citizens of Helsinki.

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Social Services and Health Care Division

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