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Children’s House

The Barnahus (Children’s House) model ise a child-friendly and multi-disciplinary service that we provide in order to help sexually abused children and children with harmful sexual behaviour and their families.

Children’s houses are located in Tallinn, Tartu, Jõhvi and Pärnu, but the service is available to all children in need in Estonia.

The Barnahus model is a service whereby different specialists, such as child protection officials, the police, prosecutors, psychologists and many others work together to ensure the welfare of children. The Barnahus team assesses the child’s health, social situation and need for further assistance, carries out investigative operations necessary to resolve the case and offers the child the help he or she needs.

To be provided the service the local authority’s child protection official must contact the specialist at a children’s house.

Parents and even children themselves can also request the service.
Likewise, a children’s house may be contacted by any person or specialist who is concerned about a child’s sexual behaviour.


Northern region (Harju country)
Chief Specialist Hele-Riin Rebase 5343 1471 [email protected]
Chief Specialist Kaie Nurmsalu 5328 4765 [email protected]
Southern region (Tartu, Põlva, Võru, Jõgeva, Valga, Viljandi country)
Chief Specialist Kirsika Jõks 5307 2533 [email protected]
Chief Specialist Berta Viikberg 5196 9511 [email protected]
Western region (Pärnu, Järva, Rapla, Saare, Hiiu, Lääne country)
Chief Specialist Kätlin Mahoni 5460 0179 [email protected]
Chief Specialist Eve Närep 5381 9023 [email protected]
Eastern region (Ida-Viru, Lääne-Viru country)
Chief Specialist Natalja Maikova 5308 1547 [email protected]
Chief Specialist Jevgenia Aleksandrova 504 1594 [email protected]
Other contacts
Head of Service Merit Korbe 5322 5878 [email protected]
Leading Specialist Lilia Tkatš 5647 7879 [email protected]
Counsellor Heidi Kuusmann 5792 3696 [email protected]
Project Manager Maria Viidebaum 5886 2276 [email protected]

Last updated: 20.05.2024

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