Child protection (CPS)

Marta Straume:
Home schooling as a diagnosis?
4 June 2024

Olav Terje Bergo:
How is it possible?
21 May 2024

Olav Terje Bergo:
A Bollywood lesson for Norway on humanity
31 October 2023

The case of two Indian children taken into care in Stavanger, Norway may have had a racial element
By Bjorn Bjoro
27 June 2023

The Norwegian child protection service Barnevernet – a service which renders help or wields power?
By Ingebjørg Jakobsen
12 June 2023

At the movies: The Bollywood film "Mrs Chatterjee vs Norway"
Some comments by viewers
7 May 2023

The illusion that all is well in the end
By Majoran Vivekananthan
5 May 2023

The Bollywood film should wake us up from our white self-satisfaction
By Bjorn Bjoro
20 April 2023

Were cultural differences the cause of the India/Stavanger child protecion case, in the same way as the Bollywood film relates the story?
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
20 April 2023

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Norwegian non-humans again
Stavanger CPS (Barnevernet) – The India case – and now a Bollywood film
22 March 2023

Iranian Islamists, and the Norwegian child protection Barnevernet with the same technique
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
11 January 2023

Marius Reikeras:
Trude Lobben brings the case back to the Court, to examine new violations
5 November 2022

Olav Terje Bergo:
What can elected politicians in Norway do about our child protection system Barnevernet?
13 October 2022

Alvheim's ten commandments to people in touch with Barnevernet /
Alvheims ti bud – til dem som kommer i barnevernets søkelys

11 October 2022

The treatment of brothers and sisters by Barnevernet (Norwegian CPS)
– Introduction to three articles
26 July 2021

Brothers and sisters of children in care
By the Skretting law firm
26 July 2021

Kristine Bolstad:
The CPS took everything I had – and smashed it
26 July 2021

When the CPS separates siblings as well, they make you lose part of yourself
By Tonje Omdahl
26 July 2021

It is indefensible that the CPS Barnevernet abuses its power and mobilises the police against defenceless children
By Tonje Omdahl
11 June 2021

Hillary and Bill Clinton – zealous promoters of forced adoptions in the USA
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
23 November 2020; last updated, with addition, 6 July 2021

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
The Raundalen Committee's evaluation of the biological principle, Recommendation NOU 2012-5, and the presentation of the Recommendation
13 November 2020

familien-er-samlet (the-family-is-together):
Flight, exile and taking chances
11 November 2020

The importance of freedom of expression,
illustrated from "child protection" in Samnanger municipality in Norway
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
10 May 2020

Marius Reikerås:
A brief report in the wake of the two ECtHR judgments against Norway on 10 March 2020
24 March 2020

Convictions of Norway in the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in cases concerning child protection (Barnevern)
Recorded by Marianne Haslev Skånland
12 March 2020, updated on 12 September 2023

The Norwegian state's interpretation of the ECtHR judgments about our child protection Barnevernet
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
9 March 2020

The fight over the future of child protection in Norway is hardening
By Øivind Østberg
8 March 2020

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Nå til jul  /  At Christmas
21 desember 2019 / 21 December 2019

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Some professional child experts (5)
Vigdis Bunkholdt, psychology specialist

28 November 2019

Bartosz Zalewski:
Commentary to the proposal of new law on rights of children in Norway
24 October 2019

10 September 2019 at 10 o'clock
By Oddvar Espegard
3 September 2019

What is the job of a politician?
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
27 august 2019

Bente Ohnstad:
Strict conditions for sending notices of concern to the CPS Barnevernet
2 May 2019

Johannes Idsø:
Low threshold for intervention from the CPS Barnevernet?
 – Reply to municipal director Kakhellen's article

2 May 2019

Yes, Mari Hagve, we have failed as a society
By Jane-Mette Kile
24 March 2019

Johannes Idsø:
Child welfare and the abuse of power
19 March 2019

Olav Terje Bergo:
The stubborn blindness of the defenders of Barnevernet
2 March 2019

Anita Skippervik:
Norwegian methods of investigation of child protection cases do not meet international standards
2 March 2019

A demand from a lawyer for removal of a convicted psychiatrist's name
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
24 February 2019

The Norwegian child protection service (CPS) Barnevernet
– what is the truth?

By Marianne Haslev Skånland
22 February 2019

Erik Bryn Tvedt, lawyer:
Who is taken care of in child protection cases?
5 February 2019

The child and family centers
The CPS Barnevernet needs law regulation
By Ragnvald Bjørgaas Petersen
25 January 2019

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Some professional child experts (4)
Karen Hassel, psychologist, adoption expert, editor of the CPS Barnevernet's projects

13 January 2019

Jan Simonsen:
Prime Minister Erna Solberg's whitewashing of the CPS Barnevernet
7 January 2019

Siv Westerberg – an introduction
28 December 2018 (6 June 2006)

Child Prisons? In Sweden?
By Siv Westerberg
28 December 2018 (1995 - October 1998 - 4 October 2006)

The politicians must run the child protection service Barnevernet
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
16 December 2018

Some comments to a speech by Norway's former ambassador to the Czech Republic Siri Sletner
at a seminar about Norwegian child protection, 22 October 2018

By Marianne Haslev Skånland
with a comment by Czech politician Petr Mach included
14 December 2018

Marianne Haslev SKånland:
Some professional child experts (3)
Lars Smith, professor emeritus of psychology

16 November 2018, revised 20 November 2018

The CPS Barnevernet is now to exercise 'professional love'
By Marianne Haslev Skånland and familien-er-samlet (the-family-is-together)
10 November 2018

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Petition and video – Stop the Forced Removal of Children
24 October 2018

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Statistics and generalisations about the CPS Barnevernet
21 October 2018

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Calls from the engine room ignored on deck,
and how to improve the reputation of Barnevernet

30 September 2018

Olav Sylte:
After 12 months: 12 new serious miscarriages of justice
24 September 2018

KKN accused by Brøyn's lawyer for publishing his name
By Jan-Aage Torp
19 September 2018

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
A warning issued to a psychologist who will not report families to the CPS Barnevernet
18 september 2018

Norway's seat on the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
13 September 2018

Olav Terje Bergo:
Nordanger's CPS-haters
8 September 2018

familien-er-samlet (the-family-is-together):
5 years as refugees
30 August 2018

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Some professional child experts (2)
Kjell Olaf Edvardsen, psychologist

27 August 2018

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Some professional child experts (1)
Kari Killén, social worker and dr.philos

27 August 2018

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Some professional child experts
27 August 2018

Ben McPherson's ideas of Norwegian child protection
By Anita Skippervik
24 August 2018

Three workers for the Barnevern system defending it
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
18 August 2018

Hege Dahl:
Clammy double standards and a strong tendency to psychological denial
17 August 2018

A new BBC documentary on Norwegian child protection
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
15 August 2018

Barnevernet – the CPS – equals merciless Norwegians
By Arne Jarl Hatlem
29 July 2018

Separating children from their parents – is Norway better than the USA?
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
16 July 2018

The Council of Europe with a critical report on European child protection systems
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
4 July 2018

Crime and assessments in child protection circles in Norway
– A court case, comparisons, and implications
By Jan Simonsen and Marianne Haslev Skånland
18 May 2018, updated 26 May 2018

A case exposing the double standards of Norway's CPS
By Jan Simonsen & Marianne Haslev Skånland
14 May 2018

Top child psychiatrist and child protection expert convicted for child abuse photos and videos
By Jan Simonsen
4 May 2018

Marianne Haslev Skanland:
Agatha Christie's dark understanding of adoption
1 edition 2 April 2018, 3 edition 10 January 2024

Article series about child protection published in Sunday Guardian in India
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
17 December 2017 –

"Children of the state" – Czech documentary with critical spotlight on Norwegian child protection
By Jan Simonsen
4 December 2017

The children of the state –
The Norwegian child protection agency, Barnevernet, has created a society of fear

By Jan Pedersen
27 November 2017

County boards with quality at an all-time low
By familien-er-samlet (the-family-is-together)
25 November 2017

Siv Westerberg:
Norway and Sweden – where inhuman rights prevail
11 November 2017 (7 May 2012)

Aage Simonsen:
Norwegian child protection hits immigrants hard
10 November 2017 (4 July 2012)

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
The Hague Convention in India? What a pity
8 November 2017

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
How Norwegian experts came to reject biological kinship as relevant in child welfare policy
13 October 2017

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
On the Hague Convention re international child abduction:
Custody demands from other sources than parents

10 October 2017

Morten Ørsal Johansen:
Norwegian child protection Barnevernet (CWS), a state within the state?
1 October 2017

Jan Simonsen:
Appell ved demonstrasjonen mot barnevernet, på Eidsvolds plass foran Stortinget den 28 mai 2016 (Første del) /
Speech at the demonstration against the Norwegian child protection agency Barnevernet, at Eidsvolds plass before Stortinget (Parliament) on 28 May 2016 (First part)

20 September 2017

Suranya Aiyar:
Understanding and Responding to Child Confiscation by Social Service Agencies
20 September 2017 (9 May 2012)

Norwegian Supreme Court judgment: A father is to go to
jail for 5 months for having kept his daughter away from
the cps Barnevernet's care

By Marianne Haslev Skånland
7 June 2017

Judgment against Marius Reikerås quashed
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
30 May 2017

Interesting ECtHR judgment: Improta against Italy
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
12 May 2017

Seshadri Chari & Suranya Aiyar:
Norway's child snatching laws must exempt Indians
10 February 2017 (31 December 2016)

Prison and foster home – this is what the system is like
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
19 January 2017

Jan Simonsen:
Poland with new legislation to protect Polish children
against Norwegian Barnevern

3 January 2017

Inger Elisabeth Baunedal, the five "Naustdal children's" aunt:
Norwegian child protection Barnevernet – past expiry date?
1 January 2017

Ragna Heffermehl:
A Christmas wish
3 December 2016

The Norwegian child protection agency Barnevernet's use of duress and force against children
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
24 November 2016

Marta Straume:
Child protection on Norway's main street
27 October 2016

Resounding victory for the child protection demonstrators!
Demonstrators get outside help – 
and the child protection Minister becomes paralyzed

By Olav Sylte
25 October 2016

'The Naustdal family' must be left in peace
By Ruth L. Hafstad
13 October 2016

Julian Chan:
A comparison of the culture between Australian and Norwegian child protection (CPS)
11 October 2016

Octavian D. Curpas:
With Barnevernet, Norway is going South
1 September 2016

3 years away from Norway
29 June 2016

Aage Simonsen:
The waves of protest against Norwegian Barnevern
19 June 2016

Barnevernet – what must happen now?
Speech held at Eidsvolls plass before Stortinget (the Norwegian parliament)
in Oslo, on 11 June 2016

By Marianne Haslev Skånland
11 June 2016

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
The newspaper Vårt Land again –
hellbent on believing, and on harming the already ill-treated

1 June 2016

Elisabeth Augdahl and Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Norwegian Barnevernet and thick bread slices
Video interview and English text

28 May 2016

Jørgen Stueland:
I am a fanatic
11 May 2016

Arne Seland:
A recipe for disaster
10 May 2016

Jahn Otto Johansen:
Self-righteous Norway
30 April 2016

Margaret Hennum:
Against Norwegian Barnevern
24 April 2016

Dag Sverre Aamodt:
The Norwegian Child Protection Service – A betrayal of trust
22 April 2016

Demonstrasjon 16 april 2016 i Oslo / Demonstration 16 April 2016 in Oslo
Velkommen!  /  Welcome!
16 april 2016

Freedom of expression in Barnevern cases
Speech at the demonstration in Oslo on 16 April 2016
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
16 April 2016

Kristen leder i India støtter kampen for Bodnariu-familien og andre bv-ofre
Dr John Dayal for Anti-Barnevernet / Pro-Bodnariu Global Protest 16 April 2016

16 april 2016

Jan-Aage Torp intervjuer Jan Simonsen om barnevern /
Jan-Aage Torp interviews Jan Simonsen about Barnevern
(Intervju på norsk, tekst på engelsk lagt ut i filen. / Interview in Norwegian, English text in the file.)
10 April 2016

Videos with interviews of and speeches featuring
Marianne Haslev Skånland, Åge Simonsen and Jan Simonsen

9 April 2016

The naive anonymity of victims of the CPS (Barnevernet)
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
3 April 2016

Paying out compensation
while creating the basis for more claims
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
24 March 2016

We must take our children back
By Jørgen Stueland
21 March 2016

A little more humility, please!
By Jan Simonsen
20 March 2016

Child protection: A contribution to a much needed discussion
By Øivind Østberg
19 March 2016

Arne Seland:
Barnevernet – the child protection service (CPS) –
should not be given more responsibility
11 March 2016

A few things I have not said about Barnevernet (the child protection
services, CPS)

By Marianne Haslev Skånland
5 March 2016

Attachment Theory Debunked by
Marianne Skanland at Oslo Protest
By Delight in Truth
3 March 2016

Professional support for the Bodnariu family and
other victims of Barnevernet
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
29 February 2016

Per Storegjerde:
Child protection in Norway and Naustdal
23 February 2016

Strong reactions to statement from the Foreign Ministry concerning Barnevernet
By Jan Simonsen
14 February 2016

Child protection in Norway: Making parents pay
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
12-13 February 2016

Confused politicians?
by Marianne Haslev Skånland
9 February 2016

Jan Simonsen:
The child protection employees – do they deserve criticism?
8 February 2016

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
"Rights" for children – what is the result?
1 February 2016

Norwegian Pentecostalists: Our child protection is so good!
by Marianne Haslev Skånland
13 January 2016

Jan Simonsen:
Norwegian Embassy makes gross bluff
about Norwegian child protection

8 January 2016

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Demonstrations abroad against Norwegian child protection (CPS) – Barnevernet
8 January 2016, revised 10 January, additions 10 January –

Had to sit in the audience
By Jan Simonsen
4 December 2015

The five children of a Romanian-Norwegian family
taken by Barnevernet (the child protection services, CPS) in Norway

By Marianne Haslev Skånland
21 November / 4 December / 18 December 2015

Mani Shankar Aiyar:
Norwegian non-humans / Norske ikke-mennesker
15 November 2015

The fight against freedom of expression by the state, the
municipalities and the unions

By Arild Holta
16 October 2015

The child protection case in Norway
about the Czech children of Eva Michaláková.
Some aspects

By Marianne Haslev Skånland
19 October 2015

On attachment, eye contact and interaction
by Marianne Haslev Skånland
11 October 2015

Bjorn Bjoro:
A system that wears people down
27 September 2015

Erik Rolfsen:
Child protection and the emperor's new clothes
15 September 2015

Save your child from UNICEF
A study of Unicef's biased and false claims about Indian parents
by Suranya Aiyar
August / October 2015

Bjorn Bjoro:
Deficient rule of law in child protection cases in Norway
25 July 2015

Jan Simonsen:
Shame on Norway
21 June 2015

Norway's parliament passes law making it obligatory
to receive 'help' from the child protection services
By Marianne Haslev Skånland
17 June 2015

Apology for the past? Trust in future?
What about the present?
– Norwegian treatment of Taters and Romani people

by Marianne Haslev Skånland
9 June 2015

Demonstrations against Norwegian child protection in many cities on
30 May 2015
The child protection system will also be a theme in the
European Union on 2 June

by Marianne Haslev Skånland
25 May 2015

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Is the child protection service silent?
7 May 2015

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Starting to babble about social workers' love
28 April 2015

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Norway to implement the Hague convention on child abduction –
an expected development, and very unfortunate for
families targeted by the child protection authorities

25 – 26 April 2015

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Lithuania and Norwegian child protection on the news in Norway
13 April 2015

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
When children of minorities are deprived of their parents
12 April 2015 (previous versions 12 April 2014 / 11 June 2014)

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
The hidden motive for wanting municipality mergers
and larger child protection units
19 March 2015

Jan Simonsen:
Rock hard criticism of Norwegian child protection from
the president of the Czech Republic

10 February 2015

Øistein Schjønsby:
Child protection –
rules and regulations and how to worm out of them

26 January 2015

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
A 'child protection' employee with child pornography
10 January 2015

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
The Norwegian children's ombudsman:
The child protection people are magnificent

22 December 2014

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Educating the young –
better through cooperation with the child protection agency (CPS) ?

21 December 2014

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Judgment in Poland: a nine-year-old girl NOT to be extradited to Norway
11 December 2014

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
England – the authorities favour express speed to adopting children
away from parents

4 December 2014

Jan Simonsen:
Child protection case damages Norway's reputation in the Czech republic
28 November 2014

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Norwegian CPS action against Russian families – what is the truth?
26 November 2014

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Russia is alarmed at Norwegian child protection (CPS)
15 November 2014

Øistein Schjønsby:
Should we feel sorry for the CPS employees?
18 August 2014

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Terrible case of CPS 'care' in Britain leading to the death of a
handicapped child in foster 'care'

11 June 2014

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Polanski on the separation and abuse during the war
30 March 2014

Dag Sverre Aamodt:
The Child Care Service experience from a lawyer's perspective
27 March 2014

Jørgen Stueland:
The Child Protection Service: Report from a meeting in the autumn of 2013
25 March 2014

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
A child protection case Malaysia / Sweden
22 February 2014
 The Malaysian children held in Sweden need their own family
      19 February 2014
 When Malaysians are attacked by Western child protection – what to do?
      20 February 2014
 Foster care – which Sweden wanted for Malaysian children
      21 February 2014

Siv Westerberg:
Foster-children as lucrative business
February 2005 / 25 January 2014

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Important court verdict in England at last SUPPORTS freedom of info in CPS cases
31 December 2013

Suranya Aiyar:
Guidelines for CWCs under POCSO
A talk given at the NCPCR, New Delhi, on 20 July 2013
27 December 2013

Raymond Peytors:
NSPCC maintain abuse hysteria as donations fall
15 December 2012 / 3 December 2013

Canadian documentary about child protection
by Marianne Haslev Skånland
11 September 2013

Else Sommer:
Assistance to families
13 August 2013

Else Sommer:
On foster children
23 July 2013

Suranya Aiyar:
Family must come first
14 February 2013

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Good news in India for the children in the Bhattacharya case
10 January 2013

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
New developments in Norway, and the beginning of
actions by other countries against Western child protection

3 December 2012

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Russia protests against child protection in Finland
20 November 2012

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
The Child Protection Service (CPS) – unfortunately the cause of grievous harm
Part 1: First encounters with the system and the court procedures

24 September 2012

Suranya Aiyar:
Foster care: It's time to think out of the box
10 May 2012

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
The Child Protection Service (CPS) – unfortunately the cause of grievous harm
Part 2: Content, dimensions, causes and mechanisms of CPS activities
16 March 2012

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
British press discovers the child 'protection' racket?
22 April 2012

Marianne Haslev Skanland:
The curious case of 'child protection' in Norway
20 April 2012

Vlad Gladkikh:
My email to the Norwegian Government
1 April 2012

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
Political program for child protection in local administration
4th edition, 10 March 2012

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
An incomplete list of reasons given by the child protection
services of the Nordic countries for depriving children of their parents
March 14, 2012 –

Norwegian "child protection service" and the children's uncle
(The India/Stavanger case)
by Marianne Haslev Skånland
February 11, 2012

Norwegian CPS attacks an Indian family
The Bhattacharya case in Stavanger
by Marianne Haslev Skånland
January 27 - February 1, 2012

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
The assessments made by the Norwegian child protection service (CPS)
February 5, 2012 (Revision of Norwegian article of 19.7.2004)

Marianne Haslev Skånland:
The iron hand that rocks the cradle
30 January 2012

Dr Mengele & Co in action in Norwegian homes?
by Marianne Haslev Skånland
August 2011 (Norwegian version 1995)

The attitude of social professions involved in the
child protection sector

by Marianne Haslev Skånland
December 2000

A system that abuses the whole family
By Cassandra Jardine (Telegraph, 19.10.06)

Marianne Haslev Skanland / Skånland:
The dark side of Swedish foster care
Living in foster care with strangers has an effect of its own on children who are compelled to do so.
17 February 2014

Marianne Haslev Skanland / Skånland:
Be aware of Western child protection systems
The Swedish system's treatment of children is the central issue in child protective cases
5 February 2014

Marianne Haslev Skanland / Skånland:
Ask Sweden to return kids to M'sia
Demand that the children be sent home to Malaysia, without delay, to their relatives there.
29 January 2014