Substitute home service

Referral of children without parental care to children's home:

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Target group of the service: Children whose:
1) parents are dead, declared to be fugitive or missing;
2) parents have been assigned a guardian due to their restricted active legal competence;
3) parents have been deprived of parental rights;
4) parents have had to give up a child without being deprived of parental rights;
5) parents are under provisional arrest or in prison and whose caring and raising is not being organised by a guardian and carried out the child's carer in the family.

The child protection official of the department formulates the referral and forwards the file to the service provider. Also, the child protection official of the department prepares a tripartite management agreement for buying the substitute home service.

To submit an application:

Where to start

To refer a child, the child protection worker submits the application with the child's file (list of necessary documents in section 3 subsect 1 clause 4 of the Guide for Organising Social Welfare and in the regulation no. 66 of the Minister of Social Affairs adopted 16.07.2007) to Tallinn Social Welfare and Health Care Department.


Ensuring living conditions that are similar to family conditions to satisfy the child's basic needs; establishing a safe and encouraging environment for development and the preparation of the child to cope according to his/her capabilities as an adult.

What to do when the result is unsatisfactory:

The district elder solves disputes related to the service provision. It is possible to contact the City Government or the county governor if one does not agree with the district elder's administrative legislation.

Tallinna Lastekodu
Address: Vana-Pärnu mnt 9a
Telephone: 677 6480
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Tallinna Lastekodu on Tallinna linna hoolekandeasutus, mille põhieesmärgiks on tagada vanemliku hoolitsuseta lastele ja noortele turvaline kasvukeskkond ning toetada puuetega lastega ja toimetulekuraskustes peresid. Asutus osutab mitmeid erinevaid sotsiaalteenuseid, kuid suurema ja mahukama osa osutatavast teenustest moodustab asenduskoduteenus.

Service providing location
Children's Shelter Hooldekodu tee 5
Künni maja

Künni tn 9

Purde maja

Jussikalda 7

Tallinna Lastekodu Imikute ja Puuetega Laste Sõpruse pst 248
Tallinna Lastekodu Kopli keskus Hooldekodu tee 5
Tallinna Lastekodu Maarjamäe keskus Kase tn 64
Tallinna Lastekodu Nõmme keskus Vana-Pärnu mnt 9a
Tallinna Lastekodu Pihlaka maja Pihlaka tn 1b
Tallinna Lastekodu Veerenni maja Veerenni tn 53
Veerise majad

Veerise 26, Veerise 28