The National Agency for Children and Families

The National Agency for Children and Families is a central advisory center. 

The role of the National Agency for Children and Families is to oversee activities and work based on the Child Protection legislation as well as support authorities providing services in the interest of children's prosperity, both within state and municipalities. It will hold a “toolbox” for resources and support the processes of certain individual cases. It will also oversee the processing of information in databases and digital solutions supporting the integration of services for children's interests in general and more specifically within the realm of child protection.

The Ministry of Education and Children is the ultimate authority in matters of child protection. On behalf of the Ministry, the National Agency for Children and Families is in charge of day-to-day administration of child protection services. The basic unit for child protection in Iceland is the child protection committee which is responsible for child protection services at the local level.

Information about Integration of Services in the Interest of Children´s Prosperity.

For further information, please contact the National Agency for Children and Families

Telephone: (+354) 5302600
Email: bofs@bofs.is

The National Agency for Children and Families has dedicated phone hours, on Wednesdays from 11 to 12, where they offer general advice regarding sevices for children and families.

Barnahus - Here you can find a presentation of Barnahus in Iceland: 
Presentation of Barnahus in English 

Key figures in child protection in Iceland 2017-2019

Reports to the CPS 2018-2020


Reports,  regulations and more



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