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Office for Children, Youth and Family Affairs and Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs
The Office for Children, Youth and Family Affairs is an agency under the Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion. It is divided into five underlying regional organisations and an overall executive body, called the Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs. The Directorate is responsible for services relating to child welfare, family counselling, adoption, violence in close relationships, equality and non-discrimination.
LGBT Knowledge Centre
The LGBT Knowledge Centre is a centre within the Norwegian government whose aim is to increase knowledge about the lives of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender persons. It is working for a better life for everyone - regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. Their goal is to inform civil servants in regional and local authorities in order for them to have a better knowledge about the challenges the LGBT community face in everyday life.