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 Heemstede: Applying for youth care for your child
Do you wish to apply for youth support for your child? The municipality works with an Ouder- en Kindteam (Parent and Child Team) [enter other name if applicable, e.g. Wijkteam (Neighbourhood Team) or Centrum jeugd en gezin (Youth and Family Centre)]. You can go to a Parent and Child Team [or enter other name] for help and advice. You will discuss together what kind of care you need.
Contracted care providers
You can make use of the care purchased by the municipality. To do so, you need a referral from the Parent and Child Team [or enter other name], your GP, a certified institution or a medical specialist, such as a paediatrician. Please consult xxxx for a list of the providers of specialist youth support with which the municipality has concluded 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? Then you can apply for a personal budget [link to personal budget page].
Contact your municipality for more information. [contact details for the municipality].
Alternatively, you can contact the following directly:
- Parent and Child Team [contact details].
- Youth and Family Centre [contact details].
Neighbourhood Team [contact details].
In some cases, you may have to pay an ouderbijdrage (parental contribution).