Oslo Municipality fined 2 million kroner for serious child welfare violation

Oslo CourthousePhoto: Jil Yngland / NTB

Oslo’s child welfare service did not do enough to prevent a girl from receiving drugs and being abused when she visited her mother and stepfather, the public prosecutor believes.

Therefore, the public prosecutor has imposed a fine of NOK 2 million on the Oslo Municipality for a serious breach of the duty of service. 

The child welfare service cared for the girl when she visited her mother and stepfather several times in 2015 and 2016. 

During the visits, she was given drugs and was subjected to repeated sexual abuse.

The child welfare service failed to “implement sufficient measures to provide NN (the girl, editor’s note) with the necessary help and care,” it is stated. 

Court case

The public prosecutor emphasizes that the child welfare service was familiar with the visits and that the stepfather had previously been reported for sexual abuse of the girl. 

The child welfare service also allegedly received several reports of concern regarding her life and health.

As the Municipality rejected the fine, the case will come up in Oslo District Court on Tuesday. 

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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