Accommodation of an unaccompanied minor asylum seeker

A person who is under the age of 18 and who has arrived in Finland alone to apply for asylum will be accommodated in a group home or a supported housing unit.

Group homes are intended for children under 16 years of age. Supported housing units are for young people who are 16 or 17 years old. In group homes, some of the residents may be over 16 years of age.

Group homes and supported housing units are smaller and have more employees per client than reception centres for adults and families. They put an emphasis on care and upbringing.

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