Substitute home service

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

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.

  • 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.

    For contact information, choose institution from the list:

  • Tallinna Lastekodu

    Name Unit Price
    Tallinna laste hooldamine lastekodu Kuu 0.00 €
    Asendushooldusteenus asenduskodus (Mustamäe majas raske või sügava puudega laps) kuu 2571.00 €
    Asendushooldusteenus perekodus kuu 1943.00 €
    Järelhooldusteenus asenduskodus (Mustamäe majas raske või sügava puudega isik) kuu 2571.00 €
    Järelhooldusteenus perekodus kuu 1671.00 €
    Järelhooldusteenus peremajas (Künni 9) kuu 951.00 €
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