The vision of a world-class Stockholm
Stockholm will grow into a city with a population of over a million in a region with a
population of almost three and a half million by 2030.
A long-term, well-established vision for Stockholm is essential to strengthen its
competitiveness and to meet the needs placed by more residents, companies and visitors.
As the Capital of Scandinavia, Stockholm wants to be the natural city for companies to
establish in, ahead of other cities in Northern Europe.
Together the city's 40,000 personnel are doing what it takes to make Stockholm a world-
Multi-faceted and rich
The vision's three themes
the city's promise to Stockholmers
A Stockholm for citizens
• Almost 45,000 children go to pre-schools, over 80,000 pupils are in
compulsory schooling, and over 36,000 go to upper secondary schools with
various specialities and organisational forms.
• Almost 27,000 people receive some form of elderly care.
• The Stockholm Jobbtorg ('Job Square') helps the unemployed. It offers a fast,
individual assessment and guarantees an activity plan, a job or some other
action within five days.
• The city is investing in lighting, graffiti removal and cleaning of public spaces
for a clean, safe and beautiful Stockholm.
• The city's website, www.stockholm.se, enables Stockholmers to compare
the city's services, make selections and use self-service round the clock.
• The Stockholm Contact Centre and 'Äldre Direkt' for the elderly provide
service over the phone.
• The city is working systematically on operational development in order to
give its citizens the best possible service.
• and a lot more...
City Council 101 members
City Executive Board
Audit BoardNominations Committee
Personnel and Equal Opportunities
The Council of
Mayor's Office Traffic and
City Planning and
Culture and Real
14 District Councils 16 Specialist
Stockholm’s political organisation
CITY EXECUTIVE OFFICE
Mayor, Vice Mayors and Divisions
CITY EXECUTIVE OFFICE
focus goals for 2013
• Stockholm is an attractive, safe,
accessible and growing city for
residents, enterprises and visitors
• Quality and freedom of choice are
being developed and improved.
• The city's operations are cost
City of Stockholm budget 2013 - expenditure
Approximately SEK 36.7 billion
Pre-schools and other educational care 16.4%
specialist schools and
childcare for school
Culture and sport 4.9%Elderly care 15.7%
Support and service for
people with disabilities 7.0%
Individual and family care,
and labour market 11.0%
Regular and specialist upper
secondary school 5.5%
Traffic, streets and the
City planning and home building
Real estate management 2.0%
Other 6.7%Expenditure from equalisation system 2.8%
Background for new focus
Study on long-term outcomes of Sweden’s Contact Family
Program for children BoVinnerljung, Lars Brännström Anders
Hjern at the Swedish Institute for Social Research, Department
of social work Stockholm and Centre for Health and Equity
Studies, Stockholm University.
Register data on 950,000 children born 1980–90, including 6693
children who entered CFP at 2–5 years of age, with a follow-up
Financed by the City of Stockholm
Social interventions - role modeling and
the importance of extra-familial adults
Sweden’s Contact Family Program (CFP) since 1982.
Volunteer families are commissioned to provide respite care and
informal social support to children (primarily with single
mothers) who have a stressful and/or adverse social situation.
CFP is much used by local authorities: roughly 4% of all Swedish
children will at age 18 have experience of a contact family
Respite or relief care programs in the UK, youth mentoring
programs in the US and the Aunties and Uncles Co-operative
Family Program in Australia
The results did not find support for CFP effectiveness in
reducing risks of compromised long-term development in
Since the intervention reaches a high-risk group of children and
is popular among users, volunteer families and professionals, the
program should be reinforced with knowledge-based
components that target known risk factors for child welfare
Outcome for the city of Stockholm
An intense dialog on what kind of measures create results in
social work – Evidence based practice - Evidence informed
ESF project 2 million euro to increase quality in investigation in
An increased awareness of the importance of schoolresults for
children receiving services from social services
Discussing early intervention in terms om social investment
Assignment to the social service
administration in budget 2013
Produce a plan to create accessible, equal range of early
intervention of high quality for children and young people in
Pilot projects between social service and schools and for kids
at risk of dropping out or not getting final grades from
elementary school starting in 16 different schools 2013
Focus on better meeting children's and young people's need for
early intervention to reduce the need for action in later life
Equal access and quality of services all over the city
Increased cost effectiveness in the long and short term (thesis
that early interventions are cost effective and there are
efficiency gains to offer efforts of a few so-called platforms
compared to 14 city districts today)
Enables new models of collaboration between different actors
for children and young people's best.
Support is given at an early stage and should lower the number
of cases reported to child protection.
Pilot project - Collaboration between social services - schools
Purpose: Testing a model for working with multi-skilled team in
Target Group: Students, where difficulties in the school
situation has arisen
Effect: Students where difficulties in the school situation has
arisen get final grades from elementary school.
Investigation of possible regional platforms
• Questions to be answered:
What we have today in central social service administration and
in the districts that could be on the platforms?
• What services could we provide that we do not have today?
(Evidence based practice)
• How should the interface between the districts and future
platforms look like?
Three regional platforms ??
Will cover the following target groups' needs for early
Children and young people at risk of physical or mental
violence, abuse or neglect
Children and young people at risk of a socially destructive
behavior, such as substance abuse, crime or other self-
Children and young people who are about to have a serious
relationships problems with family and/or others.
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