Please find the facts about Estonian children!

  • Currently, there are over 10,000 children more than there were ten years ago, although that is more than 50,000 children less than there were 20 years ago.
  • In a family in Estonia, there are two children on average.
  • The mother or the father can get parental leave until the child turns 3, 435 days out of this time is paid.
  • The full-time workload of a child protection specialist in 2019 was 986 children on average.
  • The Child Protection Act states that it is required to report any child in need of assistance or in danger, and explicitly forbids any child abuse.
  • Compulsory education starts at the age of 7 and lasts until acquiring basic education or turning 17.
  • In Estonia, children starting from the age of 14 are criminally liable.