How do I contact the Child Welfare Services?

By mail

You can send a letter through the postal service in which you explain that you are in need of help and would like an appointment with the Child Welfare Services. You can send a letter through the postal service if you are concerned about a child. You will have to include a little about what the problem is, who it concerns and how the Child Welfare Services can contact the person in question.

To contact the Child Welfare Services in Kvam, use the below address:
Kvam herad
Barneverntenesta
Grovagjelet 16
5600 Norheimsund

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child, you may also use the following form to report your concern to the Child Welfare Services:

By phone

You can phone the Child Welfare Services in the municipality the child / adolescent lives in. You will be able to speak to a member of the Child Welfare Services about your concerns. You will be given advice and tips about what you should do next. You can remain anonymous. 

You can contact the Child Welfare Services in Kvam on 56 55 30 50, or through the general phone number for the municipality: 56 55 30 00

Outside office hours, the Child Welfare Services can be contacted through the emergency number 116 111, or through the CWS Emergency Unit in Bergen at 55 36 11 80  (08.00 - 02.00) or via the police (02.00 - 08.00) at 55 55 63 00 or 02800

Ask for a meeting

If you would like to have a meeting, call the Child Welfare Services in the municipality (on 56 55 30 50) and make an appointment. You will be able to talk about your concerns and receive advice and guidance on what you should do next. You may take someone with you for support. Ask for an interpreter if you need one. 

It is also possible to seek help and advice from the Family Counselling Offices. Families can obtain advice and talk about everyday problems, including about difficulties, conflicts or crises in the family. Kvam is covered by the Family Counselling Office in Odda, which can be contacted on 466 19 150 or on email familievernkontoret.odda@bufetat.no. In addition, Kvam familie- og læringssenter (Kvam family center) offers help and counselling to children, youth and families.