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Young people, family

With its range of services and facilities, the Youth Welfare Office supports and protects children and young people outside of educational and training institutions.

Jugendamt
Effingerstrasse 21
3011 Bern
+41 31 321 63 83
jugendamt@bern.ch
www.bern.ch/jugendamt (German)

CHECKPOINT BERN

CHECKPOINT BERN is the central contact point for issues relating to children and young people. It provides a wide range of information and services to children, parents and young people and is able to refer you to the correct advice centre.

CHECKPOINT BERN
Bahnhofplatz 2
3011 Bern
+41 31 321 60 42 
checkpoint@bern.ch
www.bern.ch/checkpoint (German)
www.bern.ch/kinderbetreuung (German) 
www.faeger.ch Holiday passport (German)
www.bern.ch/sozialwegweiser Guide on all social institutions (German)

Ambulant youth support

Advice offer support for children, youths and adults faced with problems within the family, and for organising everyday tasks. They are responsible for the protection of children and for foster children.

Amt für Erwachsenen- und Kindesschutz
Ambulante Jugendhilfe

Predigergasse 10
Postfach
3001 Bern
+ 41 31 321 67 50 
eks@bern.ch
www.bern.ch/amt-fur-erwachsenen-und-kindesschutz
  (German)

The Office for the Protection of Adults and Children supports and advises children, youths and their parents within the framework of parenting. It is responsible for the acknowledgement of paternity, parents’ obligation to pay maintenance and joint custody.

Amt für Erwachsenen- und Kindesschutz
Predigergasse 10
3001 Bern
+41 31 321 67 57
eks@bern.ch
www.bern.ch/amt-fur-erwachsenen-und-kindesschutz (German)

Childcare outside the family

The City of Bern offers a wide, varied range of childcare outside the family. Children between the age of 3 months and 15 years living in the City of Bern are cared for professionally and appropriately in council-run and private kindergartens / day-care centers cofinanced by the Youth Welfare Office.
www.bern.ch/kinderbetreuung (German)

The mother and father consultation is a service offered in the area of social and preventative medicine.

Mütter- und Väterberatung Kanton Bern
Stützpunkt Bern
Berner GenerationenHaus
Bahnhofplatz 2
3011 Bern
+ 41 31 300 50 00 
bern@mvb-be.ch
www.mvb-be.ch (German, French)

Here you can get the "Letters to parents" (Pro Juventute; in German, French or Italian) and the guide "Our Baby" for foreign-language parents.

"The letters to parents" accompany the parents from the day their children were born until they are six years old. You will find there advice for your beautiful but sometimes arduous task. The bilingual guide "Our Baby" (German, French, Italian, Albanian, Serbian, Portuguese, Spanish, Tamil or Turkish) supports parents with the most important informations about raising their children and the access to services in health promotion, counseling and education.

Contact:
Jugendamt
Effingerstrasse 21
3011 Bern
+41 31 321 63 83

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