School social worker
The school social worker assists and supports pupils and their families by means of social work. The school social worker can be contacted when a child or adolescent has problems with going to school or with peers and when changes in his/her life situation affect school. Parents can also discuss matters related to the family with the school social workers. Problems can be solved with parents and with adults of the school. If necessary, schools work with child welfare authorities, family clinics and health care authorities. Every City of Helsinki comprehensive school employs a school social worker. School social workers can be contacted by pupils themselves, guardians and teachers. The school social worker contact information can be found on school webpages.