Ministry of Children and Families

The Royal Ministry of Children and Families[1] (Norwegian: Det kongelige barne- og familiedepartement; short name Barne- og familiedepartementet; BFD) is a Norwegian government ministry that is responsible for family affairs, children welfare services, Church of Norway and other religious affairs, and consumer affairs.[2] The ministry is led by the Minister of Children and Families Kjersti Toppe.

Ministry of Children and Families
Barne- og familiedepartementet
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Agency overview
Formed1956; 66 years ago (1956)
JurisdictionGovernment of Norway
HeadquartersOslo
Employees190
Minister responsible
Websitewww.government.no

HistoryEdit

The ministry was established in 1956 as the Ministry of Family and Consumer Affairs. It is formally named Det kongelige barne- og familiedepartement (The Royal Ministry of Children and Families),[1] although its short name Barne- og familiedepartementet (Ministry of Children and Families) is widely used except in formal documents, letters and affairs of state. It was merged with the Ministry of Pay and Prices in 1972 to form the Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Government Administration. It was reestablished as the Ministry of Family and Consumer Affairs in 1990 and renamed the Ministry of Children and Family Affairs in 1991. Between 2006 and 2019 the ministry held a succession of different names before returning to the name Ministry of Children and Family Affairs in 2019. As of 2021, its name is the Ministry of Children and Families.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Dokument 8:295 S (2020–2021), Stortinget
  2. ^ Ministry of Children and Families (25 May 2018). "About the ministry". Retrieved 2021-10-12.
  3. ^ "Minister of Children and Families Kjersti Toppe (Centre Party)".

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