Do you want to to apply for youth care (jeugdhulp) for your child? For example, because your child needs extra care or support? You can apply for this at your municipality. You can also contact a youth team (jeugdteam) directly. A youth team supports young people and their families when they need help with growing up and parenting.
You can use a personal budget (persoonsgebonden budget – PGB) to pay for youth care. A PGB is an amount of money that can be used to purchase care or support for personal reasons.
Contact your municipality for youth care for your child. Your municipality provides advice on youth care and will determine the best kind of support for your child. It will do so together with you and your child. The municipality also ensures that your child has access to youth care.
Every municipality implements its youth support differently. Some municipalities have a neighbourhood team (wijkteam) in each neighbourhood, while others have a youth and family centre (Centrum jeugd en gezin).
You can also directly contact your neighbourhood team. A school, GP or sports club can also refer you. The municipality also has a list of youth teams and neighbourhood teams.
This is how it works in your (future) place of residence
Municipality of Doetinchem: Applying for youth care for your child
Please be advised: you can only apply for youth support if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.
Do you wish to apply for youth support for your child? From January 2018 Buurtplein(externe link), commissioned by the municipality, works with Youth and Family workers. You can contact a Youth and Family worker for help and advice. You will discuss together what kind of care you might need. For instance about parenting, finances, relationships, housing or participation.
Contracted care providers
You can make use of the care purchased by the municipality. In order to do so, you will need a referral from either
- Youth and Family worker;
- your GP;
- a certified institution;
- a medical specialist, such as a paediatrician.
Please consult Jeugd- en gezinswerker | Buurtplein for a list of the providers of specialist youth support with which the municipality has a contract.
Would you prefer a personal budget?
Do you think that this care is not sufficient? Or do you need a different type of care for your child? In that case you can apply for a personal budget Persoons Gebonden Budget | Buurtplein.
Contact Buurtplein for additional information. Phone number: 0031 314 341 919.
In some cases, you may have to pay an ouderbijdrage (parental contribution).