Children and families

We all need help every so often. The help could be for performing daily activities or for better preparation to be an active member of society. Children and their families can receive a wide range of support to meet their needs due to social conditions, stress, illness or disability.

Child protection

Reykjavík Child Protective Services (CPS) assists children and parents with problems ensure the future well-being and safety of children through a wide range of counseling, support and professional solutions.

Support program for children and families

The support program for children and families includes a wide range of solutions that are implemented according to the needs of each individual. The options on offer include classes and education, individual support, group work and parenting counseling.

Driving services for disabled children

Guardians of disabled children may apply for driving services, e.g. for recreation, medical visits, physical therapy, or to break social isolation.


A Better City for Children

The Better City for Children initiative aims to improve services for children, youth, and their families in school and recreational activities. More services for children and youth should be available locally, appropriate support should be provided as soon as possible, and there should be tighter integration between the Department of Education and Youth and the Department of Welfare at the district service center.

Where can I find out more?

Support for children and families is provided on the basis of the following laws and regulations:

More information is available from the staff of service centers.

You can also call the Reykjavík City Service Center at: 4 11 11 11.