The purpose of children’s shelter service is to provide a safe living environment to children, who need care, protection, counselling and help due to experienced physical, mental or sexual violence, abandonment or neglect.
A child has the right to use the service until turning 18 years old. Children, acquiring education by means of stationary or some other study form, for health reasons, and becoming 18 years old during the academic year, will have the right to use the service until the end of an academic year.
The following will be available to a child within the framework of the service:
- individual counselling and psychological help;
- counselling on coping with daily duties;
- age and need-based care as well as developmental support;
- suitable conditions for studying and providing support in studies;
- leisure time activities.
The service will be available around the clock. The service will be available to a child with the consent of welfare department. A case plan for the child is drawn up under the management of the welfare department.
A child can receive the service for a period necessary for arranging his/her future life, or until solution of the problem. A child, whose official place of residence is in a municipality other than Tallinn according to the population register, and whose services will not be paid for from the budget of Tallinn, can use the service for 30 consecutive calendar days.
The use of the service by a child from another municipality is for a charge starting from the fourth day of stay and an invoice will be issued to the local municipality of his/her registration after the child has left the service.