Simplified Treatment, Without a Negotiation Meeting

The County Social Welfare Board (Board) may decide to handle a case without a negotiation meeting.  A decision may be made without holding a negotiation meeting when the parties to the case consent to it.   The board has the possibility to select and intermediate a solution, such as the case will be decided solely by the board chair on the basis of written documentation after the parties present proof.

When the case concerns a demand for an amendment of a formal ruling (In Norwegian vedtak) of an earlier decision, the board may choose to treat the case in a simplified way, even though the parties in the case do not agree with such a procedure. The decision to use simplified treatment can be made if the board chair finds this unobjectionable.  

The municipality lodges a case.

The board prepares the case and decides if the case will be treated as a simplified treatment, without a negotiation meeting. 

The board sends a written administrative decision/ruling (In Norwegian vedtak). 

Right to an Attorney

Parents and others (with rights as part of the case) have the right to an attorney paid for by the Norwegian State. Read more about the Right to an Attorney

Duty of Confidentiality

The County Social Welfare Boards (Boards) are subject to the duty of confidentiality. The same applies to anyone who has been commissioned by the boards. Read more about Duty of Confidentiality

Child Participation

Barnekonvensjonen, also referred to as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, states that children have the right to be heard and participate in decision-making processes that may be relevant to their lives. Read more about Child Participation


In order to acknowledge that the conditions set forth by the law are observed, the County Social Welfare Boards (Boards) need access to information. The boards can obtain information and data from witnesses. Read more about Witnesses