Topic: Violence and abuse

Children in crises- who will take the case?

This project looks at how children and adolescents exposed to violence or neglect are taken care of by child protective services and the police during the acute phase.

2014 This project has been completed 2017

Project Manager

Project Member

  • Vorland, Norunn

Main objective

Gather information on how responsibility, roles and tasks are distributed amongst police and child protective services and how this ensures the well-being of the child’s- and parent’s needs and also upholding justice. 


Qualitative interviews and document review.


Vorland, N., & Skjørten, K. (2017). Barn i krise: Samarbeidet mellom barnevern og politi. Oslo: Nasjonalt kunnskapssenter om vold og traumatisk stress. (Rapport 4/2017).