Study visits/field trips* on Thursday, 16th of June


*According to the rules at the time of the study visits a valid COVID-19 certificate may be necessary. The organisers have the right to make changes in the availability of above listed study trips (due to COVID-19 situation etc.)


Children’s house (barnahus) in Tallinn

Description: The Barnahus (Children’s House) model is a child-friendly and multi-disciplinary service that we provide in order to help sexually abused children or children suspected of being sexually abused. Children’s houses are located in Tallinn, Tartu and Jõhvi. The first children’s house was opened in Tallinn on 2 January 2017 and as of 2018 the service is available to all children who are in need of assistance across Estonia.

The Barnahus model is a service whereby different specialists, such as child protection officials, the police, prosecutors, psychologists and many others work together to ensure the welfare of children. The Barnahus team assesses the child’s health, social situation and need for further assistance, carries out investigative operations necessary to resolve the case and offers the child the help he or she needs.

Group size: 20

Duration: 2-3 hours

Location: the centre of Tallinn Web-page of Children’s house.


Tallinn Prison

Description: The origins of Tallinn Prison date back to 1919 when Patarei Sea Fortress was transformed into a prison. As by 2000 the facility, later named the Central Prison, had become obsolete, in 2003 the institution relocated to a prison facility on Magasini Street (the facility was established on the premises of a POW camp which operated in 1944 – 1949). In the 1990s two new cell-based prison buildings were erected and two wards for prisoners in custody pending trial were established for the detention of primarily persons under preliminary investigation.

The new Tallinn Prison in Soodevahe village in the territory of the Rae rural municipality outside the capital City started operating in December 2018. The prison has capacity for 1,208 inmates. It is made up of 512 chambers for men and 92 chambers for women. The prison complex also includes an open prison with a capacity for 100 inmates and mother-child department, which is meant for female inmates and their up to 3-year-old children.

Group size: 20

Duration: 3-4 hours

Location: 20 minute drive from Tallinn city centre Web-page of Tallinn prison.


Maarjamaa Education College Valgejõe

Description: Maarjamaa Hariduskolleegium (Maarjamaa educational college) is a primary school managed by the Ministry of Education and Research for children with mental health and behavioral problems. The school admits students who need to be in a closed childcare facility for their own well being. Pupils, usually from the age of 12 to the age of 17, are sent to school on the basis of a court order. Studies are conducted in both Estonian and Russian on the basis of the primary school

national curriculum and on the simplified primary school curriculum. Since 2014, the school has been organizing hospital studies in the South-Estonian region (Viljandi, Tartu).

The school consists of two study centers. Emajõgi Study Center (Kastre Parish, Tartumaa) and Valgejõgi Study Center (Tapa Parish, Lääne-Virumaa). Both centers were renovated in 2014-2016.

Group size: 12

Duration: 4,5 hours (including driving to Tapa), 1,5 hours study visit