Project abstractRemoving minors from their parents must be considered as one of the most – if not the most – radical intervention in the family. Therefore, we expect the legal regulation as well as the procedural claims to carefully protect and support the family, taking the personal rights into consideration. However, placements of young children face serious challenges, as we are not able to reveal the perspective of the child herself/himself.
This project aims at examining the formal, legal basis for removal of young children without the consent of the parents as a comparative study across four Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. In the first paper, we further put a special focus on procedural regulations when removing without consent, and we will compare the legal context: what is the setting of the decising making body.