Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.

Children and Families

Children and families with children require special support and protection from the state and the entire society. The level of contributions to the welfare of children and families is sooner or later reflected in population health, education, crime, employment, and economy.

The Ministry of Social Affairs plans children’s and family policy, and manages the implementation of this policy. The goal of children’s policy is creating a family-friendly state where people want to have and raise children, and where children are ensured a good and safe life.

The state supports raising children and being a parent through a combined system of benefits and services, as well as by creating equal opportunities for men and women for combining working and family life. It is extremely important that the rights and welfare of all children were guaranteed, which is why we are working towards providing Estonia with a well-functioning cross-sector child protection system.

Last updated: 6 November 2017