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 Heerde: Applying for youth care for your child
Are you encountering problems with your child and are you unable to resolve them yourself, not even with the help of your network? Please contact Team Jeugd en Gezin (in Dutch).
In a conversation, you as a parent and the team map out what is going on. You and your child can continue on that basis.
Is a provision via the municipality necessary, for example for professional support? In that case, the need for this will be recorded in your family plan.
Only when your child cannot use another freely accessible facility can the municipality grant an individual facility in your child's name. The purpose of this is to get your child back to functioning without assistance as quickly as possible.
You report to Team Jeugd en Gezin for support.
Are you unable or unwilling to submit the application online? Download the report form (pdf, 157Kb). Fill this in and send it to the municipality. You can also call the municipality and ask to send the form to you. P
lease note: download the family plan before your appointment, so that you can start the conversation well prepared.
The services for youth and parenting help are free.