Monday, April 30, 2012


A new Ombudsman for Children

Anne Lindboe

Of the 76 applicants for the job, Anne Lindboe was the children's number one favorite and takes over the position as Children's Ombudsman.

For the first time in history, a group of children and youth were involved in the process of finding and choosing the new ombudsperson for children. When the new ombudsperson was introduced by the Minister for Children, Inga Marte Thorkildsen, on Friday afternoon, Lindboe took the opportunity to thank the children.

"I will do everything I can to be there for you 24/7. I will work for your rights," she told them.

The ten children who took part in the selection process emphasized the importance of the new ombudsperson's ability to communicate with young people. She also has to be able to put herself in our place and know how we feel and how we want things to be, the group had concluded.

Lindmoe has worked as a pediatrician at Oslo University Hospital, and is a PhD student. She is taking over the job as Child Ombudsman after Reidar Hjermann, who has held the position since 2004.


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