A comparison of the culture between Australian and Norwegian child protection (CPS)

By Julian Chan

One problem which I have encountered both first hand and in reading comments from many parents who have had contact with a country’s CPS is in understanding what those authority’s expectations are regarding child development as well as the transparency of the processes. Here I have made a quick review of available material on Norway’s Barnevernet website as compared to the Western Australian Department for Child Protection.

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bd7edb53-ea09-43d9-a8e1-bb46023654d6The Australian site appears appears to provide much more information to the public than the Norwegian counterpart, Barnevernet. It gives the definitions of child abuse and neglect, providing examples and signs for each category. They make their expectations about child development and signs of trauma clear, while also acknowledging that development is not an even, straight line. Continue reading “A comparison of the culture between Australian and Norwegian child protection (CPS)”

The Case of Eva Michalakova – An Absurd Norwegian Decision

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Tomas ZDECHOVSKY  MEP is a Czech politician, crisis manager, media analyst, poet and author. In May 2014 he was elected member of the European Parliament with KDU-ČSL, part of European Peoples Party.

Posted by Tomas Zdechovsky at 07 July 2016

If the state takes away your children do not complain – a short summary of the twenty-nine-page decision of the Norwegian court in the case of Eva Michalakova’s children. It is an utter impertinence to complain about the Barnevernet publicly.

The Case of Eva Michalakova – An Absurd Norwegian Decision

If the state takes away your children do not complain – a short summary of the twenty-nine-page decision of the Norwegian court in the case of Eva Michalakova’s children. It is an utter impertinence to complain about the Barnevernet publicly.

If you read carefully the decision of the Norwegian court you do not know what to think about it. If anyone expected the court to decide on the basis of some evidence, he was very wrong. All the court needs are the statements of the foster families and the Barnevernet saying that children are ok in their foster families and that they are simply not going back. Continue reading “The Case of Eva Michalakova – An Absurd Norwegian Decision”

Barnevernet – NYTT NEDERLAG FOR NAUSTDAL KOMMUNE!

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naustdalNOK EINGONG HAR NAUSTDAL KOMMUNALE BARNEVERN TAPT KAMPEN MOT EIN BARNEFAMILIE!

DENNE GONGEN I GULATING LAGMANNSRETT!

HVEDAKTØRANE VAR POLITIADVOKAT SISSEL KLEIVEN, ETTERKVART VELKJENT SOM EIN VARM FORSVARAR AV OVERGREPSREGIMET I BARNEVERNET, OG SOM VANLEG BARNEVERNLEIAR MONICA LOEN-GROV MED SINE LOJALE NYTTIGE IDIOTAR; RÅDMANN ØYSTEN BANG-OLSEN, ADVOKAT ROAR VEGSUND OG ORDFØRAR HÅKON MYRVANG.

DET ER ABSOLUTT GRUNN TIL Å SPØRJE KVA TID NAUSTDAL KOMMUNE FÅR NOK AV OMTALE SOM OVERGRIPAR MOT SMÅ BORN OG DEIRA FORELDRE? Continue reading “Barnevernet – NYTT NEDERLAG FOR NAUSTDAL KOMMUNE!”

Norway accused of taking away immigrant children

Country faces accusations of cultural insensitivity and/or child theft as increasing numbers of immigrant children are being handed over to Norwegian foster families

Feridun Mustafaoglu, shown in May with pictures of two of his children, helped his wife and their two youngest children flee to Turkey after a tipoff that Norwegian child protection services were about to take custody of the children. “Having a child in Norway is like being in a scary movie,” his wife, Sedef, said.
Feridun Mustafaoglu, shown in May with pictures of two of his children, helped his wife and their two youngest children flee to Turkey after a tipoff that Norwegian child protection services were about to take custody of the children. “Having a child in Norway is like being in a scary movie,” his wife, Sedef, said.  (DAVID KEYTON / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)  

BABY CASPIAN KIDNAPPED IN NORWAY…UPDATE #5

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The judge has decided: Caspian is NOT coming home to Nadia!

Within the past few hours, Nadia has received a verdict by e-mail and Margaret Hennum has talked to Nadia’s lawyer by phone.

The judge has ruled against Nadia and Caspian.

The Wings of the Wind has been told by a good source that there was only one thing the judge considered in this hearing. Continue reading “BABY CASPIAN KIDNAPPED IN NORWAY…UPDATE #5”

BABY CASPIAN KIDNAPPED IN NORWAY…UPDATE #4

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Nadia’s lawyer thought that a decision would be made in his client’s case today. He and Nadia waited for a phone call or a text message.

None came.

Nadia received a text message from her lawyer at approximately 4:50 pm this afternoon. It read:

“I have not heard anything and they are closed. This means that they will not decide until Monday.” Continue reading “BABY CASPIAN KIDNAPPED IN NORWAY…UPDATE #4”

BABY CASPIAN KIDNAPPED IN NORWAY…UPDATE #3

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It is 7:00 am Norway time, Friday, June 24th. According to a source that is very close to this case, today will be an important day in the life of Baby Caspian. A decision will be made that will affect his future.

This publication has learned that a hearing was held yesterday at the offices of the County Council for Child Welfare and Social Affairs (Fylkesnemnda). The Wings of the Wind is unsure of the particular office (1 of 12 in the country) where this hearing was held. Continue reading “BABY CASPIAN KIDNAPPED IN NORWAY…UPDATE #3”

BABY CASPIAN KIDNAPPED IN NORWAY…UPDATE #2

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The account of this little Norwegian boy continues to spread worldwide. Caspian’s mother Nadia is focused on the welfare of her son and is very concerned about several things. Nadia has had very little visitation with Caspian. She fears that her own son will not recognize her the next time he sees her. This happened the last time there was visitation, now days ago, before Caspian had been moved as far away as Bergen. The Wings of the Wind has not been able to verify this but it is thought that Norway’s CPS has moved the child there because Nadia has an address listed there. Continue reading “BABY CASPIAN KIDNAPPED IN NORWAY…UPDATE #2”

Cruz-Avramescu Case: Child Protection Outrage in Norway

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A bizarre situation illustrating the outrage against the Norwegian CPS has developed in Norway with a Norwegian-Romanian family.

In March 2014, the two boys (5 and 6 years old) of deaf parents Roberto Cruz and Andreea Avramescu were confiscated by Barnevernet after allegations of spanking at home. Spanking or corporal discipline is not considered child abuse throughout the world at large, but in Norway it is illegal. Continue reading “Cruz-Avramescu Case: Child Protection Outrage in Norway”