Netherlands Youth Institute: Transforming together - making the journey towards integration of services for children, young people and families

In September 2012 the Netherlands Youth Institute brought together an international review team to visit two Dutch municipalities which will become responsible for all services for children, young people and families.

The Dutch government plans a decentralisation of the Dutch youth care system that should be finished in 2015. Municipalities will become responsible for all services for children, young people and families.

The youth care system should become more coherent, efficient and cost-effective and focus on prevention and the capacities of children, young people and parents. International exchange of knowledge may help Dutch policy makers and professionals to address these challenges.

Therefore in September 2012 the Netherlands Youth Institute brought together an international review team to visit two Dutch municipalities.

This factsheet summarises their main findings.

Find here the summary in English.