DataCare Country Overview - The Netherlands
In the context of the DataCare project, key data on children in alternative care for each country in EU and the UK have been analysed to map how EU Member States and the UK currently collect data on the situation of children in alternative care.
The Youth Act of 2015 introduced a major change in data collection. Before that, the Dutch provinces (responsible for youth [family] care), the health insurance companies (providing data on mental health care) and judicial system provided aggregated statistics separately. Through the act, data are now stored in individual records, thereby eliminating the overlap between data from respondents.