239 Children Evicted

Swedish Television reports that 239 children have been evicted from their homes in the first quarter of this year – despite the government’s aim to prevent evictions that include children.

On Monday the National Board of Health and Welfare presented a plan on how to protect children from witnessing their parents being evicted or becoming victims of evictions themselves.

In a joint effort including the enforcement authority, the National Board of Health and Welfare proposes that families who are in financial trouble shall receive advice and support from the authorities before evictions become inevitable.

The National Board estimates that up to 1,500 children might face eviction by the end of the year.