The National Board of Institutional Care (Statens institutionsstyrelse, or SiS) is a Swedish government agency that delivers individually tailored compulsory care for young people with psychosocial problems and for adults with problems of substance misuse. SiS provides care and treatment where voluntary interventions have proved insufficient and care on a compulsory basis has therefore become necessary. Orders for compulsory care are made by the Administrative Court (Förvaltningsrätten), on the application of social services.

SiS runs special residential homes for young people (särskilda ungdomshem), which receive young people with psychosocial problems and problems of substance misuse and criminal behaviour. Care is provided under the terms of the Care of Young Persons (Special Provisions) Act (LVU).

Some of these residential homes also care for young people who have committed serious criminal offences and who have been sentenced to secure youth care under the Secure Youth Care Act (LSU).

SiS also operates ‘LVM’ homes, which treat adults with serious problems of misuse involving alcohol, controlled drugs, prescription drugs or a combination of these. Here, care is provided under the Care of Substance Abusers (Special Provisions) Act (LVM).

The LVM homes and special residential homes for young people run by SiS are the only treatment facilities for adults with substance misuse issues and for young people with psychosocial problems that have the right to forcibly detain individuals who have been taken into compulsory care.

The methods of treatment we use are backed by research. Our work is informed by high ethical standards and stringent safeguards for the legal rights of the individual.

SiS is supervised by a number of bodies, including the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen), the Swedish Schools Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen) and the Parliamentary Ombudsmen (JO).


Box 30224 SE-104 25 Stockholm


+46-10 453 4000

Head of public authority (President/Vice-Chancellor/CEO/DG):

GD Kent Ehliasson


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Judit Hadnagy


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