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The coronavirus pandemic has caused an increased need for child welfare services. In 2020, there were 18,023 child welfare notifications submitted in Helsinki, which is 840 more than in the previous year. The coronavirus pandemic and the restrictive measures have aggravated the problems among children, young people and families with a history of problems. Serious drug use, violence in close relationships and serious crimes have stood out among children and young people in institutional care since autumn 2020. Read more »

Leikkipuiston teline kuvattuna lähietäisyydeltä.