The Cabinet is working together with the United Netherlands Municipalities (VNG) and healthcare providers to find solutions to make sure that vulnerable children aren't left without specialized childcare next year, the NOS report.
Many municipalities in The Netherlands do not seem ready to take over youth care, or child welfare, tasks from the government next year, under the new municipal tasks reorganization. According to a letter to Parliament from State Secretaries Martin van Rijn (Health, Welfare and Sport) and Fred Teeven (Security and Justice), the Cabinet will examine these municipalities.
Union Abvakabo FNV and employers' organization Jeugdzorg Nederland say that there are thousands of youth care co-workers' jobs at stake now that the Cabinet is cutting almost €500 million from youth care. They plead for a job pool for youth care.
Next year, an extra €300 million will be made available for long-term care, the Telegraaf reports. After that, extra the budget will decrease over the years to about €200 million.
Doctors fear they will no longer be able to refer youth to necessary specialists, once the cities take over the budget for youth care next year. At the same time the cities take control of youth care, the available budget is cut with 15 percent.
Almost half the municipalities doubt they will be able to adequately help youth in the youth care system with the funds made available by the government, reveals a survey from 'de Volkskrant' among 158 of the 400 municipalities. One fifth states they will not be able to accomplish the task.
The father of Ruben (9) and Julian (7) has prepared the murder of his sons and his own suicide, in detail. He started with the preparation when Youth Care announced that his visitation rights with his children would be retrenched dramatically, reported the AD on Thursday.
The aid failed to help the family, whose missing sons Julian and Ruben were found dead on Sunday. Since 2009 the family was known at Youth Care and especially the mother tried to raise the alarm. She feared for the welfare of her sons. This is shown from a reconstruction by NRC Handelsblad.