Step 4

Competent and
Committed staff

A competent, specialized and committed workforce is at the heart of Barnahus. It is a central aspect of the Promise Vision and the Barnahus Quality Standards.

The Barnahus Competence Initiative brings together the Promise Barnahus Competence Centre in Stockholm, the Barnahus Virtual Competence Centre, the Barnahus On-site training & development facility and our Peer Support (consultations and support desk) to offer a broad range of educational activities for staff and teams in Barnahus across all disciplines.

This includes:

  • Certified training
  • External supervision, mentorship, supervision
  • Multidisciplinary and interagency teams
  • Building a participatory environment in Barnahus
  • Law, proceedings and legal professions in Barnahus
  • Study visits for professionals


Find our related courses, publication, and other resources below, or move on to Step 5 – Excellence in practiceRead more >

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This webinar features discussions on the formal agreements and the daily work of multidisciplinary interagency cooperation.

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How we can help  

Courses and training

The Competence Centre at the PROMISE Barnahus Network can support your work on getting to yes through a variety of training, courses, and other interventions. Details coming soon. 

Support desk 

The Secretariat of the PROMISE Barnahus Network is the eyes and ears of the Network, and acts as a support desk for Network Members. We stand ready to field your questions and ideas, and to connect you to information and colleagues which might help.

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