The Seamen’s church records a growing number of social cases

Seamen's churchPhoto. Seamen's church

Last year the Seamen’s church was involved in six cases where children were sent home to Norway from Spain.

According to the church there are several families who go abroad to avoid the Child Care unit in Norway.

The Seamen’s Church has in the last two years recorded 1,500 social cases annually,Vårt Land writes. Most of the cases takes place in Spain, Turkey and Thailand. In these cases, the church has to contact and follow up through family, friends, foreign service, healthcare or police.

The Seamen’s Church in Albir Villajoyosa on the Costa Blanca has established the Family Guide, which is a separate office for family matters. Last year the office handled 50 cases, and in 12 of them the Child Care unit was involved. Six young people were sent home.

– In cases with high levels of conflict, or where the Spanish Child Care unit is involved, we recommend families to move back to Norway, general manager of the Family Guide, Sølvi Madsen says.

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today