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
NB. You can only apply for youth care if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.
If you need more help for your child than the Center for Youth and Family (CJG) can offer, please contact the Leidse Region Youth Team in your area.
Leiden has 7 youth teams. Each youth team consists of social workers, psychologists, youth workers and people with experience in care for the disabled. They help with all conceivable growing-up and parenting problems, psychological problems and disorders. One person from the team is the permanent point of contact for those who need help. The youth teams work together with general practitioners, schools and other specialists.