Steering group

A close-up picture of the child.

From 2018 to 2025, a steering group appointed by the Director-General of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare will be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the objectives and measures set out in the Non-violent Childhoods Action Plan 2020-2025.

In 2022, the steering group launched an interim evaluation. An interim report on the implementation of the plan will be published in spring 2023.  If they so wish and if necessary, the steering group may also invite specialists from outside the group to be heard.

Parties appointed to the steering group for preventing violence against children

Involved Ministries and their subordinate organisations

  • Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
  • Ministry of Education and Culture
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
  • Ministry of the Interior
  • National Police Board

Expert organisations and agencies

  • University of Helsinki
  • Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS)
  • Itla Children’s Foundation
  • Eastern Uusimaa Police Department
  • Kuopio University Hospital KYS
  • Office of the Ombudsman for Children
  • Finnish National Agency of Education
  • Funding Centre for Social Welfare and Health Organisations STEA
  • Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities
  • Pirkanmaa Hospital District PSHP
  • Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District PPSHP
  • University of Tampere UTA
  • Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL
  • Turku University Hospital TYKS
  • National Prosecution Authority


  • Children of the Station
  • Federation of Mother and Child Homes and Shelters
  • The Central Union for Child Welfare
  • Lyömätön linja Espoossa
  • The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare
  • Maria Akatemia
  • OmaKamu
  • Save the Children Finland
  • MIELI Mental Health Finland
  • Protect Children
  • Finnish Committee for UNICEF
  • Family Federation of Finland