THE BRIDGE - Child consultancy

The goal with THE BRIDGE is to integrate the town's services and improve the quality of life of children, adolescents and their families. We focus on providing more services on the earlier stages with the involvement of The Bridge's teams in preschools and primary schools. Also, there is increased professional cooperation between the Department of Family and Children Affairs and the Department of Education and Public Health in Hafnarfjörður.

The Bridge's teams within preschools and primary schools

Members of The Bridge's teams include school professionals, along with consultants from The Bridge's family and school service, psychologists and/or special education advisers from the Department of Education and Public Health. The role of The Bridge's teams is to map out a child's status and seek cooperative solutions, in support of the child and its family. Discussions on the education, behaviour, development and/or wellbeing of a child are conducted in The Bridge's teams and appropriate remedies are activated in order to react sooner against the difficulties or situations that the child is facing.

Altered procedures in the service of children and families

Right from the start this new approach was implemented at seven pre-schools and three primary schools. In the fall of 2019, four more pre-schools and two primary schools were added. The schools participate in the development of these new procedures that will later be implemented in all of the town's preschools and primary schools. This is not a temporary project, but rather a change in procedures in the service of children and families at the Hafnarfjörður Township. If parents wish to ask for service from The Bridge's team, they should contact the supervising teacher or the administrators of the schools that are involved with The Bridge.

The schools involved with THE BRIDGE for the school year 2019-2020:

Primary schools