In order to welcome you we have compiled information about your new hometown.
Get to know the town’s walking and cycling paths, activities and swimming pools but children under 18 get free access to pools.
Children and youth in Hafnarfjörður have access to good education, after-school activities and recreation activities.
Practical information about buses, waste collection, street cleaning, traffic, animal control and more.
Hafnarfjörður hopes to secure financial and social security for all residents. Find out what support is available.
Enjoy culture in Bæjarbíó cultural house, at various museums or attend exciting events.
You can stay at great hotels, hostels or at a family friendly campsite in town.
You can find a lot of outdoors activities and various recreations in Hafnarfjörður.
Check-out upcoming events, or register a new one.
Search for employees or available jobs in town.
Hafnarfjörður Town council consists of 11 municipal representatives. All town council meetings are broadcast live.
Here you can find the town's fees for children, sports and activities and support services.
Contact us with ideas, suggestions, problems or emergencies.
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The goal of child protective services is first and foremost to help children and their families.
The Child Protection Act states that children living in unacceptable conditions or children jeopardising their own health and development should get necessary help. Child Protective Services follows this by supporting families in their parenting role and protects specific children, when appropriate.
The emphasis is placed on collaboration with parents and children. The well-being of the child is always the priority. Children are consulted with, depending on their age and development.
The Child Protective Services does not attend to child custody issues. That is done with a district commissioner.
If you think a child is being abused or neglected, you should notify the Child Protective Services. All individuals 18 years or younger are regarded as children, including unborn children.
A notification to the Child Protective Services is not a complaint, but rather a request for assistance for the child or family in question which the notifier thinks needs assistance. We recommend electronic notification to Hafnarfjörður Child Protective Services, although you can also call 585 5500 between 13:00 and 16:00 Monday – Thursday, and Fridays from 13:00–14:00.
In the case of an emergency during office hours, it’s best to call the Child Protective Services emergency line at: 585 5500. Outside of office hours you should contact 112 by phone or webchat
You will need to state your name when you notify but you can request anonymity towards everyone other than Child Protective Services. Children themselves can also notify Child Protective Services.
It is fine to notify even if you are not sure. Children should always be given the benefit of the doubt.
When notification is received, employees of Child Protective Services determine whether further action is needed. That decision is based on the information the notifier gives, as well as previous interventions made by Child Protective Services.
Parents are always made aware of notifications and what decision Child Protective Services have made. Certain circumstances may require speaking to the child without notifying their parents, e.g. if the parent is suspected to abuse the child.
If Child Protective Services concludes that the matter needs further investigation, information is obtained from the parents, relatives or friends.
The investigation can conclude in two ways:
To protect the privacy of the one that is notified, the notifier will not receive updates on next steps, if any.
For various information on children’s well-being, violence against children and educational information for children and young people, please visit the website of the National Emergency: 112.is.
Various resources are in place to assist when problems arise. Resources are listed on the 112 resource page.
All inquiries are welcome at the email email@example.com.
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