Special institutions

Special institutions are for children with severe and permanent mental or physical disabilities.

Special day care in The City of Copenhagen

We have seven special day care facilities with places for 186 children altogether. The places are divided between the seven institutions that all target different needs.

The regular staff in the special day care facilities cooperate with other professionals such as psychologists, psychiatrists, speech therapists, doctors and consultants.

How does my child get a place in a special day care facility?

If your child is being looked after in a child care centre or day care with a childminder, the staff and other relevant professionals will together with you as a parent evaluate whether your child will benefit from a special day care facility.

If your child is being looked after at home, you as a parent should contact the health visitor who will evaluate whether your child will benefit from a special day care facility. Find your health visitor here. (This page is in Danish)

If it is considered that a special day care is the ideal solution for your child, a social worker from the local area will recommend your child for a special day care place in cooperation with the institution and you as a parent. A multidisciplinary triage committee evaluates the recommendation.

Day care managers, a doctor, a psychologist, a speech therapist and a specialist from the local area make up the triage committee, and they evaluate the recommendation on a qualified basis.

Transport

All children, who attend a special day care facility, are offered free transport between their home and the institution.