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Applying for youth care for your child

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.

This is how it works in your (future) place of residence

Your (future) place of residence falls under the Municipality of Houten.

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.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Houten

Last updated on 26 September 2022