Too little new foster parents report
In the past year about 2,500 new foster parents have signed up. This is the main goal of a campaign of foster Care in the Netherlands to an increased influx of foster parents to receive not achieved.
The organization had deployed 3500 new foster parents.
There were more people to an information evening, but that didn’t lead to many more applications. According to foster Care in the Netherlands has this to do with the introduction of the Jeugdwet in 2015. Therein is legally established that foster care is the first choice for a removal.
“We are seeing an increase in foster children and also the severity of the problems in a part of the foster children has increased. That also makes that pleegzorgorganisaties in the preparation and screening is more critical look at the capacity of the prospective foster parents’, says Els Rienstra, director and portfolio holder foster care of Youth care in the Netherlands.
Foster care the Netherlands is therefore mainly to focus on current foster parents to keep.