Content about social services
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This is the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
Brochure in pdf format that presents the Department of Social Affairs' areas of responsibility, organization and management.
Sweden’s work to ensure children’s and young people’s safe and secure upbringing
Every child and young person has the right to a safe, secure and bright future, to be properly cared for and to grow up in a home free from violence.
Focus on children at high-level meeting on protecting and supporting children in Ukraine
Support to Ukraine is the most important priority during the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU. On 1–2 June, the Swedish Presidency held a high-level meeting on protecting children to highlight how Ukrainian children have been affected by Russia’s aggression, and to discuss what EU Member States can do to respond to their needs. A very large number of Member States signed a declaration at the meeting.
Protecting and helping children a new step in Sweden’s support to Ukraine
Over seven million people in Ukraine have been forced to leave their homes and seek temporary protection from Russia’s aggression, both within Ukraine and in other European countries. The overwhelming majority are women and children. Children are often among the most vulnerable in war and conflict. Sweden and Ukraine have now entered into a cooperation agreement to continue supporting and protecting children.
Minister for Social Services Camilla Waltersson Grönvall visits Ukraine
On Thursday 20 April, Minister for Social Services Camilla Waltersson Grönvall visited the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, where she met President Zelenskyy’s wife, Olena Zelenska, and representatives of the Ukrainian Government. At the meeting, they discussed how children have been affected by Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Government taking strong action against disinformation and rumour-spreading campaign
Since December 2021, disinformation has been spread concerning Swedish social services taking Muslim children into care without a legal basis. According to the Swedish Psychological Defence Agency, there are no indications that the campaign will cease in the near future. Social services employees are being threatened and, in the worst case scenario, this risks leading to children in Sweden not receiving the social support to which they are entitled. The Government is now taking several measures to counteract the disinformation that is being disseminated.
Information about the Swedish social services in Arabic
Disinformation is being spread online and on social media about how Swedish social services work to ensure the wellbeing of children. This article aims to give an overview of how the Swedish social services work. The text is in Arabic.
Statement – disinformation about Swedish social services on social media
Disinformation is being spread online and on social media about how Swedish social services work to ensure the wellbeing of children.
Lena Hallengren decides to step down
On the 6 October, Minister for Health and Social Affairs Lena Hallengren decided to step down from her post. She will leave the Government and take up her seat in the Riksdag. Ms Hallengren will be the new Group Leader of the Social Democratic Party in the Riksdag.
Disinformation campaign against Swedish public authorities regarding social services
A misleading campaign currently being conducted against Sweden on social media and other platforms falsely claims that Muslim children and families are systematically being subjected to abuse by Swedish public authorities.
Swedish experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the whole world and represents a global challenge the likes of which we have not seen for decades. All affected countries are now trying to solve the crisis with as few negative consequences as possible for people’s lives and health.
Innovation partnership programmes – mobilising new ways to meet societal challenges
The Government is launching five innovation partnership programmes to help meet a range of the societal challenges that Sweden is facing. These programmes involve new ways of travelling, residing, doing business, living, communicating, and using and preserving the world’s resources and ecosystems. Partnership between public actors, business and academia creates new, innovative solutions that strengthen competitiveness, contribute to sustainable development and create more jobs.
Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, list of issues in relation to the sixth periodic report of Sweden
Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, list of issues in relation to the sixth periodic report of Sweden.