Children & Young People

​​​​​Children and young people who are in Sweden all have the same rights. It makes no difference if you were born in Sweden, if you arrived here with your parents or if you arrived alone – as what is known as an unaccompanied child. Children and young people under the age of 18 who apply for asylum have the same rights as other children and young people in Sweden to medical care, dental care and education.

​There are good web pages for children and young people at Migrationsverket (The Swedish Migrations Board).​​

Children and young people who need to talk to an adult can call BRIS
You can call BRIS at 116 111 if you need someone to talk to. It doesn’t cost anything and you do not have to give them your name.
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Children’s Rights in Society – BRIS

Children who need to talk to an adult can call Children’s Rights in Society (BRIS). BRIS is an organisation that helps children and young people who are worried or have a problem. There is no charge for calls to BRIS Anyone under the age of 18 years can call BRIS on the phone number 116 111 and talk to an adult about anything at all. It is free. Your number is not seen on the phones at BRIS. Nor can you see in the telephone bill that someone has called the number. On the right-hand side of this page you will find a link to the BRIS website.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Almost all countries have laws and regulations to protect children and young people. Children and young people in Sweden and protected by both international and national laws.

Sweden has signed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. A convention is rules that several countries have agreed on. The Convention on the Rights of the Child contains rules to protect the human rights of children.

Websites with information, advice and support

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