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 senior specialist Emilia Hämäläinen [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 welfare supervisor: 044 716 1736
  • Outreach youth worker: 044 416 3215
  • Youth worker for marginalised youth 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 4717
  • Social welfare supervisor: 040 640 3213 

Eastern Finland

Description of activities: six anchor teams operate in the area of the Eastern Finland Police Department. Anchor work is part of the preventive work of the police department. The teams work at police stations. The focus of Anchor teams is on early intervention in criminal activity and substance abuse among under 18-year-olds. Another focal point is the age-independent prevention of intimate partner violence by helping the victim or the perpetrator and by referring the perpetrator to the necessary support.

We are best accessible at all offices from Monday to Friday at 8-15. You can submit a contact request by email.

Kuopio

Contact information:

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 050 468 7436 (Puhelut, Whatsapp, SMS)
  • Social worker: 044 718 3305
  • Youth worker: 044 718 2683
  • Psychiatric nurse: 044 718 6396

Joensuu

Contact information:

  • Email: Sähköposti: [email protected] 
  • Telephone: 050 306 7739 (Puhelut, Whatsapp, SMS)
  • Social welfare supervisor 050 432 9689

Mikkeli

Contact information

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0295 455630
  • Social worker: 044 7945394
  • Psykiatrisk nurse: 040 3597204
  • Youth counsellor: 044 7943599

Savonlinna

Contact information:

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Police officer: 0295 455 299
  • Social welfare supervisor: 044 417 4133
  • Youth worker: 044 417 4280
  • Nurse: 044 417 2166

Iisalmi

Contact information:

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Police 0295 455 039 or 0295 455 247
  • Service coordinator 040 830 4341
  • Youth worker 040 588 5601
  • Psychiatric nurse: 040 662 8938

Varkaus

Contact information:

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Police 0295 455 815 or 0295 455 379
  • Youth worker for marginalised youth 040 538 5220

Pieksämäki

Contact information:

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Police 0295 455 656
  • Socialworker 044 799 5623
  • Psychiatric nurse 040 352 3430
  • Youthsworker 044 588 3418

 

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. 

Anchor activities are based on respect for youngsters participation and self-determination and the protection of privacy. The purpose of anchor activities is to support the possibilities of young people and their parents/guardians to promote the well-being of young people and thus to prevent young people from committing crimes in the future.

There are eight Anchor teams in the police department area. Vantaa 3 teams (team 1 western-Vantaa, team 2 Korso-Koivukylä, team 3 Tikkurila-Hakunia) team-Kerava, team Järvenpää-Tuusula, team Hyvinkää-Nurmijärvi, team Mäntsälä-Pornainen and Eastern team (Porvoo, Sipoo, Loviisa, Askola, Lapinjärvi, Myrskylä, Pukkila)

Contact information:

  • Police, [email protected] 0295 434 990

  • Socialservices, Vantaa-Kerava hyvinvointialue
    [email protected] 043 8266 281, 040 5490 849
    poliisisosiaalityö@vakehyva.fi 050 3026 196

  • Socialservices, Keusote, [email protected]

  • Socialservices, Itä-Uudenmaan hyvinvointialue, sosiaaliohjaaja 040 4823 336

  • Socialservicer Porvoo, social welfare supervisor 040 482 3336

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)

Contact information:

  • Kouvola polise station, Vuorikatu 1, 45101 Kouvola
  • Police: 029 543 5612 or 029 543 5725 or 029 541 4429 
  • Service supervisor 0400 659 942
  • [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
  • Service supervisor 0400 659 942
  • [email protected]

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

Contact information:

  • Lappeenranta policestation, Villimiehenkatu 2 C, 53100 Lappeenranta
  • Police 0295 437 179 or 0295 435 676
  • 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, other actors include social services, outreach youth work and student healthcare.

Contact information:

Kemi–Tornio

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

Contact information:

 

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
  • [email protected]
  • 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
  • [email protected]
  • Police officer: 029 544 4835
  • Social worker: 044 778 3008
  • 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
  • [email protected]
  • Police officer: 0295 446 653
  • Social worker: 02 761 2132 or 050 528 3560
  • Psychiatric nurse: 02 761 2128 or 050 440 8045

Satakunta

Description of activities: In Satakunta, Anchor work is organised throughout the region. Satakunta is divided into the areas of operation of the northern and southern teams. Anchor teams in Satakunta intervene in the criminal behaviour of minors at an early stage, examine the life situation of young clients comprehensively and, if necessary, refer them to assistance and support. Anchor teams also deal with intimate partner relationships and cases of domestic violence when the family has underage children.

Contact information:

  • Regional coordinator of Anchor work 044 701 6138
  • [email protected]
  • Ylikonstaapeli 029 544 9209

Northern team (Pori, Merikarvia, Ulvila, Kankaanpää, Pomarkku, Siikainen, Jämijärvi, Karvia, Harjavalta, Nakkila)

Contact information:

  • Porin police station, Satakunnankatu 5, 28100 Pori
  • [email protected]
  • [email protected]
  • Police 0295 446 607, 0295 449 218, 0295 446 775, 0295 449 270
  • Social worker 044 701 6138
  • Instructor 044 701 9901
  • Nurse 044 701 3028, 044 701 6261

Southern team (Rauma, Eura, Eurajoki, Huittinen, Kokemäki, Säkylä)

Contact information:

  • Aittakarinkatu 21, 26100 RAUMA
  • [email protected]
  • [email protected]
  • Police 0295 449 270, 0295 449 081
  • Social worker 044 403 7843
  • Social welfare supervisor 044 403 7844
  • Nurse 044 403 7840

 

Western Uusimaa

Espoo 

Description of activities: The Espoo unit carries out the Anchor work in multi-authority co-operation with various city authorities.

Contact information:

Lohja

The Lohja Anchor team operates in the areas of Lohja, Vihti and Karkkila. Anchor work is carried out in a multi-professional team consisting of experts from the police, social services, health services and youth work. The team will meet the young person and their family as early as possible so that the young person can be supported and, if necessary, referred to assistance or support.
These activities are normally directed through child welfare services or reports of an offence. If necessary, the Anchor team can be consulted if it has raised concerns about the young person’s substance abuse, the crime committed or suspected offence, or other problems related to the young person’s wellbeing.

You can call the Anchor helpline at +358 44 493 2,315 on weekdays from Tuesday to Thursday. 9.00-11.00.

Contact information:

  • Lohja policestation, Postikatu 3 B, 08100 Lohja
  • Police: 0295 436 142 / 0295 436 379
  • Social worker: 044 374 8862
  • Psychiatric nurse: 044 493 5450
  • Youth worker for marginalised youth: 044 767 4913

Oulu

Oulu

Description of activities: The Oulu Anchor team intervenes in the criminal behaviour of minors, examines the life situation of the youngster and, if necessary, refers them to assistance and support.
The Anchor team also deals with cases of domestic violence if the family has underage children.

Contact information:

  • Yrttipellontie 6, 3. krs
  • Police officer: 0295 464 653
  • Social worker 040 612 4954
  • Psychiatric nurse 040 648 3837
  • Youth worker 040 481 1477

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 464 278
  • Social welfare supervisor: 044 797 5391
  • Psychiatric nurse: 044 703 4003
  • Youth worker for marginalised youth 044 421 4359

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: 050 456 4550
  • Social worker: 044 135 8493

Sotkamo

Description of activities: The purpose of the Anchor model is to promote the wellbeing of young people and families and to break the vicious circle of crime as early as possible. The multi-professional anchor team consists of experts from the police, healthcare and social welfare services and youth services. The team will meet the young person and his or her guardian as soon as possible after the concern for the young person has arisen. If necessary, it will refer the young person to help or support.

Contact information:

  • Oulu Police Department; Sotkamon Police Station, Akkoniementie 10, 88600 Sotkamo
  • Police officer 0295 464 278
  • Social welfare supervisor 044 7567 479
  • Youth worker 044 7502 117
  • Psychiatric nurse 044 7974 200

Kuhmo

Description of activities: The purpose of the Anchor model is to promote the wellbeing of young people and families and to break the vicious circle of crime as early as possible. The multi-professional anchor team consists of experts from the police, healthcare and social welfare services and youth services. The team will meet the young person and his or her guardian as soon as possible after the concern for the young person has arisen. If necessary, it will refer the young person to help or support.

Contact information:

  • Oulu Police Department; Kuhmo Police Station, Koulukatu 6, 88900 Kuhmo
  • Police officer 0295 464 278
  • Social welfare supervisor 044 7974 181
  • Youth worker  044 7255 412
  • Psychiatric nurse 044 7974 200

Suomussalmi

Description of activities: The purpose of the Anchor model is to promote the wellbeing of young people and families and to break the vicious circle of crime as early as possible. The multi-professional anchor team consists of experts from the police, healthcare and social welfare services and youth services. The team will meet the young person and his or her guardian as soon as possible after the concern for the young person has arisen. If necessary, it will refer the young person to help or support.

Contact information:

  • Oulu Police Department; Suomussalmi Police Station, Keskuskatu 18, 89601 Suomussalmi
  • Police officer 0295 464 278, 0295 464 206
  • Social welfare supervisor 044 7393 203
  • Youth worker 044 7773 183
  • Psychiatric nurse 044 7974 201

Ostrobothnia

Southern-Ostrobothnia, Seinäjoki

Description of activities: The Anchor team is located at Seinäjoki police station, where a multi-professional team deals with suspected offences committed by persons under 18 years of age in the wellbeing services county and child welfare notifications concerning the use of intoxicants by minors or other behaviour of concern. In addition to the police, the Anchor team of the wellbeing services county of South Ostrobothnia has a social worker and a social welfare supervisor. Police officers working in the Anchor team are also responsible for coordinating preventive work (EET) in their area.

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 team is located at the Kokkola Police station, where a multi-professional team deals with suspected offences committed by persons under 18 years of age in the wellbeing services county and child welfare notifications concerning the use of intoxicants by minors or other behaviour of concern. In addition to the police, the Anchor team of the wellbeing services county of Central Ostrobothnia has a social instructor, a psychiatric nurse and a youth worker. Police officers working in the Anchor team are also responsible for coordinating preventive work (EET) in their area.

Contact information:

  • Team phone: 040 4882 904  
  • Police: 0295 447 805
  • Social welfare supervisor: 040 806 5414
  • Youth worker: 040 806 5778
  • Psychiatric nurse: 040 804 2263 

Ostrobothnia-Coast, Vaasa

Description of activities: The Anchor team is located at Vaasa Police station, where a multi-professional team deals with suspected offences committed by persons under 18 years of age in the wellbeing services county and child welfare notifications concerning the use of intoxicants by minors or other behaviour of concern. In addition to the police, the Anchor team of the coastal Ostrobothnia wellbeing services county has a social welfare supervisor, a psychiatric nurse and a youth counsellor. Police officers working in the Anchor team are also responsible for coordinating preventive work (EET) in their area.

Contact information:

  • Police: 0295 449 555
  • Social welfare supervisor: 040 569 0520
  • Psychiatric nurse: 040 566 4859
  • Youth counsellor: 040 687 95 29 

Inner Finland

Pirkanmaa and Sisä-Suomi

Description of activities: The focus of Anchor work is on young people under 15 years of age. Early intervention prevents the criminal behaviour of minors and domestic violence. The involved parties can also be directed to appropriate help and support services, if needed. In addition to the police, special youth work, emergency social services and the mediation office are involved in these activities.

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 [email protected] 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

Contact information Valkeakoski

  • Police [email protected] tai 0295 445 824 (Valkeakoski) tai 0295 445 375 (Valkeakoski) tai 0295 445 305 (Lempäälä)
  • Social worker 040 335 7388 (Valkeakoski)
  • Social worker 040 133 7501 (Lempäälä)

Contact information Äänekoski

Contact information Ikaalinen

  • Police [email protected] tai 0295 445 666
  • Social worker 044 730 6515
  • Nurse 044 730 1386
  • Outreach youth worker 044 730 6594
  • Youth worker 044 730 1225

Contact information Sastamala 

  • Police [email protected] tai 0295 445 995 tai 0295 445 344
  • Social worker 050 577 9959, 040 712 8256
  • Psychiatric nurse 040 668 5679
  • Youth worker for marginalised youth 040 661 4821