Residential child and youth care in the Netherlands: Current practices and future perspectives

Mijntje D. C. Ten Brummelaar, Annemiek Harder, Margrite E. Kalverboer, Wendy J. Post, Erik J. Knorth

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Pen picture accounts of four young people in the Netherlands’ care system help to focus attention on the needs of young people and their families. This also highlights issues facing the Dutch care system and how it is organised and funded. In one of the world’s most densely populated countries, the child protection and welfare system in the Netherlands focuses on family preservation and community-based interventions. However, the number of young people in out-of-home care facilities has increased over the past decade and a half. The New Act on Care for Children and Young People which came into effect in 2015 has made far-reaching changes to Dutch child and youth care policy, and administrative and financial practices that are now re-located to municipalities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResidential Child and Youth Care in a Developing World. Volume 2: European Perspectives
EditorsT. Islam, L. Fulcher
Place of PublicationCape Town / Claremont, South Africa
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2017
Externally publishedYes


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