The Ombudsman for Children in Sweden is obliged to follow the 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and enforce it in Swedish society. There are many organisations that young people in Sweden can turn to if they need help.Children’s Rights in Society (BRIS) offers support services such as telephone helplines, chat and email counselling.Sweden’s population is ageing, so providing good elderly care becomes increasingly important.Many elderly Swedes are in good health and most live in their own homes, but the country is preparing for a future where one in four Swedes is 65 years or older.
If you would like to speak with us per telephone, you can call us at 47 21 49 00 15.
Swedish law ensures that children are well protected and their rights are defended.
There are also various organisations dedicated to the wellbeing of young people.
In Sweden, 5.2 per cent of the population are aged 80, which is slightly more than the EU average of 5.1 per cent.
Since more and more citizens in this age group are in good health, their care requirements have declined since the 1980s.