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More children in national foster homes
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Social conditions, welfare and crime
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National child welfare – StatRes (discontinued)2012

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More children in national foster homes

From 2011 to 2012, the number of children in national foster homes increased by almost 13 per cent. During this period, the total number of children in the National Child Welfare Services increased by 6 per cent, reaching a total of 6 200 children at the end of 2012.

National child welfare - StatRes. Input, activities and services, unit costs
201020112012
Input
Own production (NOK million)3 552.13 640.93 755.8
Contracted man-year adjusted for long terms leaves4 3754 6094 368
Activities and services
Children who receive assistance from the Child Welfare Service per 31.125 6765 8046 162
Children who receive assistance from the Child Welfare Service (per 1 000 innhab4.64.64.9
Children in children's institutions per 31.121 2851 1961 231
Children in national supported foster homes per 31.123 3323 6374 096
Number of children who receive assistance while living at home per 31.121 059971835
Treatment days in Child Welfare Service during the year (days)1 127 7681 099 3631 118 661
Unit costs (NOK)
Expenditures per bed-day in publicly owned children`s institutions8 1188 8638 425
Expenditures per bed-day when procured from privatly owned children's institutio5 9136 7366 699
Expenditures per bed-day in foster homes2 6942 9163 057
Expenditures per bed-day when children receives assistance at home1 3291 2631 431
Figure 1. Number of children in the National Child Welfare Services, by measure category. Per 31 December. 2004-2012

Approximately 4 100 children lived in national foster homes at the end of 2012; a growth of 13 per cent from the previous year. In just 5 years, from 2007 to 2012, the number of children in national foster homes has increased by more than 75 per cent, from more than 2 300 to 4 100 children. By the end of 2012, a total of 6 200 children received measures from the National Child Welfare Service, of these almost 67 per cent received the measure foster home, 20 per cent were in institutions and almost 14 per cent received assistance while living at home.

Decrease in children in institutions

More than 1 200 children lived in child welfare institutions at the end of 2012, which is a 24 per cent decrease since 2004. During these eight years, from 2004 to 2012, the child welfare institutions’ share of children in the National Child Welfare Services has decreased from 37 per cent in 2004 to 20 per cent in 2012. Because of changes in the registration of the child welfare institutions in 2011, comparisons of 2011 and 2012 figures should be done with caution.

Private companies own a large share of child welfare institutions

In 2012, the total number of bed-days in the National Child Welfare Services was almost 1.1 million. Almost 43 per cent of these were in foster homes, approximately 41 per cent were in child welfare institutions and more than 16 per cent related to assistance while living at home. Foster homes and child welfare institutions run by private companies account for 40 per cent of the bed-days for these two measures, and for child welfare institutions alone the share is more than 50 per cent.

Decrease in contracted man-years

In 2012, there were approximately 4 400 contracted man-years (excluding long-term leave) in the National Child Welfare Services; a decrease of 5 per cent or almost 250 man-years from 2011. The largest decrease was registered in Region North with 14 per cent.

National Child Welfare Service cost NOK 6.1 billion

The total expenditure on the National Child Welfare Service was more than NOK 6.1 billion in 2012. This is an increase of approximately 4 per cent, or NOK 254 million from 2011. The average bed-day price was approximately NOK 5 100 in 2012; an increase of almost 2 per cent compared to the previous year. In the same period, the total expenditure on salaries saw a rise of approximately 3.5 per cent, totalling more than NOK 3 billion in 2012.