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 Houten: Applying for youth care for your child
Notice. You can only apply for youth aid if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.
Do you want to apply for youth aid for your child? The Center for Youth and Family Houten offers information, advice and parenting support to parents. The Social Team offers youth assistance and can refer to specialized youth assistance, such as the psychologist or intensive help in the home situation.
Care providers with a contract
You can make use of care purchased by the municipality. For this you need a referral from:
- Center for Youth and Family;
- Or the general practitioner;
- Or a certified institution;
- Or a medical specialist such as a pediatrician.
The Center for Youth and Family Houten offers information, advice and parenting support to parents. The Social Team offers youth assistance and can refer to specialized youth assistance, such as the psychologist or intensive help in the home situation.
Fortunately, most children and youth are doing well, but sometimes a youth needs temporary extra support while growing up or raising a child. When there are concerns, the professional (for example, a social worker, teacher or youth doctor) can issue a signal in the Referral Index.
Requesting a personal budget
Do you think the care offered by the municipality is not sufficient or appropriate? Or do you need a different type of care for your child? Then you can apply for a personal budget (pgb) contact the Social Team.
In some cases, you may have to pay an ouderbijdrage (parental contribution).