Support for families

Children and their families can receive various support at the Reykjavík City Service Centres. For example regarding social situations, illness, divorce, disability and abuse. Children are consulted about the support according to what age and maturity allow. The support is both within and outside the home.

To receive support, you can make an appointment for an interview with a counsellor at your social service centre by phone or email. Information about service centres can be found on the Reykjavík City website. If you are not sure which service centre is yours, you can see it on this map. You can also call the Reykjavík City phone service at 411 1111 to get more information. It is open there from 8:20 am to 4:15 pm.

Contact your service centre to get support for the family.

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Child Protection Services

Child protection service committees in each municipality help children who exist in unacceptable living conditions and provide support for families.

Parents' house

The Parents’ House (Foreldrahús) provides children, teenagers and parents with counselling regarding teenage alcohol- and drug use, risk behaviour and behavioural problems, among other things. Their phone number 581 1799 is open 24 hours.

Þrjár dökkhærðar stelpur sitja á grasi. Þær snúa baki í myndavélina og spjalla saman.

Save the Children

Save the Children (Barnaheill) offers consultation about the welfare of children. On their website, it is possible to report inappropriate online behaviour against children.

Parental education

Raising a child is one of the most important and demanding challenges that parents deal with in life. Competence in parenting is however neither inherent nor does it come automatically; it takes time to acquire necessary knowledge.