Step 3 – Establishing the Barnahus

The establishment phase often includes many technical and logistical considerations for the setup and operation of a multidisciplinary interagency service, under one roof, for child victims of violence.

Questions about location, renovations, budgets for setup and operation, what the different physical rooms should – and shouldn’t – contain, the technical systems available that support the child welfare and criminal processes, and more.

The Competence Centre at the PROMISE Barnahus Network supports countries to answer these technical questions, including through:

  • Real-life examples of how others have budgeted, consulted with children, set up their facilities, and more
  • Factsheets and other technical guidance
  • Specialized training modules, including tailor-made training upon request
  • Small group and 1-to-1 mentoring and networking opportunities
  • Study visits for professionals and policymakers


Find our related courses, publication, and other resources below, or move on to Step 4 – Competent and Committed staff. 

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Related webinars and publications

Related courses and support

Examples of different Barnahus – exterior and interior