The parents take care of the maintenance of the child according to their maintenance capacity and the child’s maintenance needs. Factors that will be taken into account when assessing the parents’ maintenance capacity are age, work capacity, possibility to work, disposable funds, and other maintenance obligations.
Mainly, the child’s right to receive maintenance from his/her parents ends when the child becomes 18 years of age. Even after this the parents are responsible of the costs of the child’s education, if this is considered reasonable (education allowance).
Vamos Turku is a service produced by Helsinki Deaconess Institute. It offers support in the form of individual and group training for 12–19-year olds.
The training supports the growth and well-being of the youth both at home, in school, and during free time. We can help with matters related to the youth’s school attendance, coping, becoming independent, social relationships, or free time. The training is walking with the youth and supporting him/her through the changes. The training is based on the youth’s own goals, wishes, and needs.
The Maternity Care Ultrasound Unit complements the work of the Maternity Clinic and provides services to all pregnant women in Turku. The Unit does primarily screenings during pregnancy. Participation in all pregnancy screenings is totally voluntary.
The Patient Ombudsman provides information about the patient’s rights and acts to promote them. The task of the Patient Ombudsman is to counsel and help the patient as necessary if the patient is unsatisfied with the care and treatment received.
The Patient Ombudsman helps the patient to resolve his or her problem at the place of care. The officer also counsels and helps the patient to make a reprimand, complaint or a notice of patient injury to the Patient Insurance Centre.
The Contraception Clinic provides advice on contraception to Turku residents under 25 years of age. Clients over 25 years of age can also attend the clinic with a referral from a doctor, nurse or social worker.
The Contraception Clinic also performs: