Reform schools – on a path towards positive growth

All children and young people have the right to education, treatment and care.

The care, education and teaching provided at reform schools form a rehabilitative whole that emphasises factors protecting growth and mental health. The experiences young people and their families get of fairness and being heard are an important part of a successful care process in a reform school. As a premise, young people are strongly and equally included in the planning concerning their own lives. To safeguard the age-appropriate development of young people, reform schools employ specialists in care, education and teaching. The work carried out with families aims at helping the young people build workable relationships with their loved ones, and makes the placement a shared process that the whole family is involved in.

"Young people should get an opportunity to change and be more than the reason for their placement."

– 17 year old teenager –

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