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 Steenwijkerland: Applying for youth care for your child
You can contact Sociaal Werk De Kop with questions about health, upbringing and growing up and relationships. For specialized help, you can contact a consultant from the municipality.
Sociaal Werk De Kop
Do you have questions about health, upbringing and growing up, relationships or sports and exercise? Sociaal Werk De Kop can help you further. Together with you and/or your child, they will determine what support is needed. More information can be found on the website of Sociaal Werk De Kop, www.sociaalwerkdekop.nl
Sometimes specialized help is needed. For example, with autism, ADHD or a (mild) intellectual disability. You can then contact a consultant from the municipality. Together you make a support plan. It states what you can do to solve the questions/problems, whether help is needed and, if so, what this help looks like.
Healthcare providers and personal budget (persoonsgebonden budget (pgb)
Does your child need youth care? For example, help with psychological problems, an intellectual disability or parenting problems? Then you can contact the care providers with whom the municipality has concluded an agreement. This is called 'care in kind'. Sometimes 'care in kind' is not the best solution and it is better to buy care for your child yourself. You will then receive a personal budget for this. You can contact the consultants of the municipality if you want to know more about this.
For more information, see the municipality's website.