Contact us

The Ministry of the interior has the main responsible to develop the work of Anchor in Finland. The national contact point for the work of Anchor is the Head of Development in the Ministry of the Interior: Tarja Mankkinen, +358 295 488 370, [email protected]

 

Regional Anchor work

The work of Anchor is delivered on several regions Finland. Please note that the contact information below is intended only for non-urgent matters related to Anchor work.

Here are the contact details for regional Anchor work operators:

Helsinki
Tavastia
Eastern Finland
Eastern Uusimaa
Southeast Finland
Lapland
Southwest Finland
Western Uusimaa
Oulu
Ostrobothnia
Inner Finland

 

Helsinki

Helsinki

Description of activities:The Anchor team meets its clients with the objective of, for instance, ending the spiral into crime of the child or the adolescent, preventing violence in close relationships, or offering comprehensive help to the victim/perpetrator and directing them to the right support services. In addition to the police, the Anchor team consists of social workers and a psychiatric nurse.

Contact information:

 

Tavastia

Forssa, Jokioinen, Tammela, Ypäjä, Humppila

Description of activities: The Anchor team in Forssa works with crimes committed by underaged offenders and other concerns related to minors, as well as reports of domestic violence and violence in close relationships. In addition, the team offers expert advice on matters related to young people. The team consists of a police officer, a social worker and a psychiatric nurse.

Contact information:

  • Forssa Police Station, Murrontie 3, FI-30420 Forssa
  • Police officer: 029 543 4418
  • Nurse: 045 359 3718
  • Social worker: 040 769 3321

Hämeenlinna, Hattula, Janakkala

Description of activities:The Anchor team in Hämeenlinna works with crimes committed by underaged offenders and reports of domestic violence and violence in close relationships. In addition, the team offers expert advice on matters related to young people.

  • Contact information:
  • Hämeenlinna Police Station, Hattelmalantie 2, 13130 Hämeenlinna
  • Police officer: 029 543 7801
  • Social worker: 050 523 5226
  • Psychiatric nurse: 050 407 9184
  • Social welfare supervisor: 050 381 3917
  • Youth worker: 040 541 2790

Lahti, Heinola, Orimattila, Asikkala, Hartola, Hollola, Kärkölä, Padasjoki, Sysmä, Pukkila, Myrskylä

Description of activities: The Päijät-Häme Anchor team works with crimes committed by underaged offenders and conducts the interviews related to these matters, and also addresses any other concerns related to young people arising from other operators. In addition, the team works actively in social media.

Contact information:

  • Lahti Main Police Station, Esikuntakatu 4, FI-15700 Lahti
  • Police officer: 0295 437 356
  • Social worker: 044 716 1736
  • Outreach youth worker: 044 416 3215
  • Youth worker for marginalised youth: 044 719 1232 or 044 719 1272

Riihimäki, Loppi, Hausjärvi

Description of activities: The Anchor team in Riihimäki consists of a police officer, a full-time social worker, a psychiatric nurse as well as a youth worker for marginalised youth. The team addresses crimes committed by underaged offenders and other concerns related to minors, works with reports of domestic violence and violence in close relationships, and offers expert advice on matters related to young people.

Contact information:

  • Riihimäki Police Station, Temppelikatu 8, FI-11100 Riihimäki
  • Police officer: 029 543 7951
  • Psychiatric nurse: 040 330 4233
  • Youth worker for marginalised youth: 040 330 4719 and 040 330 4717
  • Social worker: 0400 852 320

 

Eastern Finland

Kuopio

Description of activities: The purpose of the Anchor team activities is to prevent the social exclusion of children and adolescents with the following procedures: Early intervention in the criminal behaviour of underaged children and adolescents, determining the comprehensive life situation and need for support of young clients, and directing the young clients to appropriate help/support services. In addition, the tasks of the Anchor teams include improving internal security with multi-professional co-operation (such as the threat function) and by getting out on the streets to meet face to face with young people. In Kuopio, the team consists of the team leader and four police officers, the department’s social worker as well as professionals placed in the team by the City of Kuopio: a social worker, a youth worker and a psychiatric nurse.

Contact information:

  • Advisory number for the team 050 468 7436 (also Whatsapp, SMS)
  • Police officers: 029 545 6651 or 029 545 5135 or 029 545 5011 or 029 545 5142 or 029 545 6190
  • Social worker: 029 545 6604 or 044 718 3305
  • Youth worker: 044 718 2683
  • Psychiatric nurse: 044 718 6396
  • [email protected]

Joensuu

Description of activities:The purpose of the Anchor team activities is to prevent the social exclusion of children and adolescents with the following procedures: Early intervention in the criminal behaviour of underaged children and adolescents, determining the comprehensive life situation and need for support of young clients, and directing the young clients to appropriate help/support services. In addition, the tasks of the Anchor teams include improving internal security with multi-professional co-operation (such as the threat function) and by getting out on the streets to meet face to face with young people. In Joensuu, the team consists of four police officers, the city youth worker for marginalised youth and a social welfare supervisor.

Contact information:

  • Police: 050 306 7739 (also Whatsapp)
  • Social welfare supervisor: 050 432 9689
  • Youth worker for marginalized youth: 050 572 5123
  • [email protected]

Mikkeli

Description of activities: The purpose of the Anchor team activities is to prevent the social exclusion of children and adolescents with the following procedures: Early intervention in the criminal behaviour of underaged children and adolescents, determining the comprehensive life situation and need for support of young clients, and directing the young clients to appropriate help/support services. In addition, the tasks of the Anchor teams include improving internal security with multi-professional co-operation (such as the threat function) and by getting out on the streets to meet face to face with young people. The Mikkeli team consists of two police officers and the social worker of the city.

Contact information:

  • Police officers: 0295 455 139 or 0295 455 129
  • Social worker: 044 749 4394
  • [email protected]

Savonlinna

Description of activities: The purpose of the Anchor team activities is to prevent the social exclusion of children and adolescents with the following procedures: Early intervention in the criminal behaviour of underaged children and adolescents, determining the comprehensive life situation and need for support of young clients, and directing the young clients to appropriate help/support services. In addition, the tasks of the Anchor teams include improving internal security with multi-professional co-operation (such as the threat function) and by getting out on the streets to meet face to face with young people. The Savonlinna Anchor team consists of one police officer, the city social welfare supervisor and a part-time youth worker.

Contact information:

  • Police officer: 0295 455 354
  • Social welfare supervisor: 044 417 4133
  • Youth worker: 044 417 4280
  • [email protected]

Iisalmi

Description of activities: The purpose of the Anchor team activities is to prevent the social exclusion of children and adolescents with the following procedures: Early intervention in the criminal behaviour of underaged children and adolescents, determining the comprehensive life situation and need for support of young clients, and directing the young clients to appropriate help/support services. In addition, the tasks of the Anchor teams include improving internal security with multi-professional co-operation (such as the threat function) and by getting out on the streets to meet face to face with young people.

Contact information:

 

Eastern Uusimaa

Description of activities: The Anchor teams in Eastern Uusimaa addresses the criminal acts of children under the age of 15 as well as any other inappropriate behaviour and phenomena related to children and young people. 

Contact information:

 

Southeast Finland

Description of activities: The preventive action (EET) team of the Southeast Finland Police Department conducts Anchor work as multi-authority co-operation with the different authorities in the cities and municipalities in the region. The team focuses on acts that fulfil the definition of an offence committed by underaged offenders, particularly those under the age of 15, with the objective of preventing or ending the potential spiral into crime. Due to rearrangements of the Anchor work, new agreements between the Police and the different operators will ne negotiated in the beginning of 2019. For this reason, the contact information of operators other than the police will be available at a later date in the beginning of 2019.

Northern-Kymenlaakso (Kouvola, Iitti)

Contact information:

  • Kouvola polise station, Vuorikatu 1, 45101 Kouvola
  • Police: 029 543 5612 or 029 543 5725 or 029 541 4429 
  • Social welfare supervisor: 040 755 3270
  • Social worker: 040 728 6015
  • [email protected]

Southern-Kymenlaakso (Kotka, Hamina, Virolahti, Miehikkälä, Pyhtää)

Contact information:

  • Kotka policestation, Ruukinkatu 12, 48101 Kotka
  • Police: 029 543 6942 or 029 543 7197
  • Social worker: 040 728 6015
  • [email protected]

Southern-Karelia (Lappeenranta, Imatra, Ruokolahti, Rautjärvi, Parikkala, Savitaipale, Taipalsaari, Luumäki, Lemi)

Contact information:

  • Lappeenranta policestation, Villimiehenkatu 2 C, 53100 Lappeenranta
  • Police: 0295 436942 or 0295 437 197
  • Youth legal representative: 040 709 9334 or 0400 815 326
  • [email protected]

 

Lapland

Rovaniemi

Description of activities: The Anchor work focuses on young people at risk of social exclusion. In addition to the police, operators include the mother and child homes, outreach youth work, social services, child psychiatry and other key people/operators in the area.

Contact information:

Kemi–Tornio

Description of activities: The Anchor work focuses on young people at risk of social exclusion. In addition to the police, the operators include the social services, youth work and other key operators.

Contact information:

  • Police: 0295 466 122 or 0295 466 171 or 0295 466 017 (from 8 am to 4 pm)
  • [email protected]

 

Southwest Finland

Turku

Description of activities: The Anchor team in Turku focuses on criminal behaviour of children and young people under the age of 18 as well as providing support for underaged victims of crime and their families. In addition, the team works with families with children in cases of domestic violence or violence in close relationships. The objective of the Anchor team is to prevent social exclusion, to reach out to young people who raise cause for concern, and to direct them to the right services. The work is carried out in close collaboration with other authorities and third sector operators.

Contact information:

  • Anchor team, Eerikinkatu 40–42, 20100 Turku
  • Police: ankkuri.tukara.lounais-suomi(a)poliisi.fi 
  • Whatsapp for the Anchor team police officers: 050 466 5928
  • Social worker: 040 634 1569 (Turku area) or 040 482 6242 (other cities)
  • Social welfare supervisor: 044 907 2803 (Turku area) or 040 628 8533 (other cities)
  • Nurse: 040 628 0435 (Turku area)

Salo

Description of activities: The Anchor team in Salo focuses on offences committed by adolescents, mainly first-time offenders, as well as on intimate partner violence.

Contact information:

  • Kirkkokatu 1–3, FI-24100 Salo
  • Police officer: 029 544 4835
  • Social worker: 044 778 3015
  • Nurse: 044 772 3745

Loimaa, Aura, Koski Tl, Marttila, Oripää and Pöytyä

Description of activities: The Anchor team in Loimaa focuses on offences committed by underaged perpetrators and on other problem behaviour as well as cases of domestic violence and violence in close relationships.

Contact information:

  • Anchor team, Vareliuksenkatu 2, FI-32200 Loimaa
  • Police officer: 0295 446 653
  • Social worker: 02 761 2132 or 050 528 3560
  • Psychiatric nurse: 02 761 2128 or 050 440 8045

Pori

Description of activities: The Anchor team in Pori focuses through early intervention on criminal behaviour of minors, cases of violence in close relationships in families with children, and improving internal security with multi-professional co-operation.

Contact information:

  • Anchor team, Satakunnankatu 5, 28100 Pori
  • Police officers: 0295 449 228 or 0295 449 232
  • Social worker: 044 701 6138
  • Counsellor: 044 701 9901
  • Psychiatric nurse: 044 701 6261

Rauma

Description of activities: The Rauma anchor team intervenes with criminal behaviour of minors, carries out comprehensive assessments of the life situation of young clients and, as necessary, helps adolescents to seek appropriate help and support services. The Anchor team also deals with cases of domestic violence where there are underaged children in the family.

Contact information:

  • Aittakarinkatu 21, 26100 RAUMA
  • Police officer: 0295 445 225
  • Social worker: 044 486 3605
  • Social welfare supervisor: 044 793 5533
  • Public health nurse: 044 403 2049

 

Western Uusimaa

Espoo and Lohja

Description of activities: The Espoo and Lohja units carry out the Anchor work in multi-authority co-operation with various city authorities.

Contact information:

ennaltaestava.lansi‐[email protected]

 

Oulu

Oulu, Hailuoto, Ii, Kempele, Liminka, Lumijoki, Muhos, Tyrnävä, Utajärvi and Vaala

Description of activities: Youth crime team; criminal investigation of crimes committed by offenders under the age of 18. Close collaboration with the special social instructor of child welfare working at the Oulu main police station.

Contact information:

  • Oulu Centre Police Station
  • Police officer: 0295 465 891
  • Special social instructor of child welfare: 044 703 4893

Kajaani

Description of activities: The Anchor team in Kajaani focuses on the offences committed children under the age of 15 and youth under the age of 18 in close collaboration with other authorities and third sector operators.

Contact information:

  • Oulu Police Department, Kajaani Police Station, Lönnrotinkatu 2 A, FI-87100 Kajaani, P.O. BOX 69, FI-87101 Kajaani
  • Police officer: 0295 464 041
  • Social welfare supervisor: 044 710 1749
  • Psychiatric nurse: 044 703 4003
  • Youth worker: 044 715 7128

Raahe, Pyhäjoki, Siikajoki

Description of activities: The Anchor team in Raahe focuses on the offences committed children under the age of 15 and youth under the age of 18 in close collaboration with other authorities and third sector operators.

Contact information:

  • Oulu Police Department, Raahe Police Station, Kummatinkatu 6, 92150 Raahe, PL 70
  • Police officer: 0295 464 182
  • Social worker: 044 135 8445

 

Ostrobothnia

Southern-Ostrobothnia, Seinäjoki

Description of activities: The Anchor activities are carried out at the Seinäjoki police station where a multi-professional team addresses all offences and criminal acts in which the suspected offenders are under the age of 18, as well as any child welfare notifications submitted by other authorities related to the criminal acts by or substance abuse of minors. The police, social services and youth services are all represented in the Seinäjoki Anchor team.

Contact information:

  • Police: 050 465 9901
  • Social worker: 06 416 2111
  • Social welfare supervisor: 044 418 1265
  • Youth worker for marginalised youth 0400 618 791

Central-Ostrobothnia, Kokkola

Description of activities: The Anchor activities are carried out at the Kokkola police station where a multi-professional team addresses all offences and criminal acts in which the suspected offenders are under the age of 18, as well as any child welfare notifications submitted by other authorities related to the criminal acts by or substance abuse of minors. The police, social services and youth services are all represented in the Kokkola Anchor team.

Contact information:

  • Police: 0295 447 805
  • Social welfare supervisor: 040 806 5414
  • Youth worker: 040 806 5778

Ostrobothnia-Coast, Vaasa

Contact information:

  • Police: 0295 447 223

 

Inner Finland

Tampere and Jyväskylä

Description of activities: In Tampere and Jyväskylä, the Anchor work focuses on settling matters related to young people under the age of 15. Through early intervention, underage criminal behaviour, domestic violence, and violence in close relationships can be prevented and as necessary, those involved can be directed to the appropriate help and support services. In addition to the police, the emergency social services and the mediation office take part in the team work. The employees of the emergency social services working in the Anchor team serve clients in Tampere and Orivesi.

Contact information Pirkanmaa:

  • Police: [email protected] or 0295 415 000
  • Social worker, criminal matters of adolescents: 050 062 1469 and 050 557 4314
  • Social worker, violence in close relationships: 040 639 7899 
  • Nurse: 050 306 2314
  • Pirkanmaa mediation office: 040 039 7860

Contact information Jyväskylä: 

  • Police 0295 447 947 or 0295 415 000
  • Social worker 014 266 3559 or 050 354 9033 
  • Psychiatric nurse. 014 266 5078 or 050 576 8293
  • Youth worker for marginalised youth 014 266 8858 or 050 534 5625

 

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