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.
|Title of host publication||Residential Child and Youth Care in a Developing World. Volume 2: European Perspectives|
|Editors||T. Islam, L. Fulcher|
|Place of Publication||Cape Town / Claremont, South Africa|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 26 May 2017|