A favourable youth for every child. That's the aim of the Netherlands Youth Institute. The Netherlands Youth Institute owns and shares knowledge on what works to boost and to hinder a favourable childhood.
Introduction to Dutch youth policy
This page offers a short introduction to the organisation of the youth system in the Netherlands.
On this page, you can read all about Youth Wiki, Europe's online encyclopedia with regards to youth policy.
This page offers useful links to relevant information about youth policy in Europe and the Netherlands.
Journalists can contact spokespersons of the Netherlands Youth Institute. This page offers relevant contact details.
Facts and figures
Overall, 85 percent of Dutch children and young people are doing fine. They grow up with normal development opportunities and without the need for professional support or care. 15 percent of young people and their families need guidance and support in parenting, health care or other youth services. For most of them this concerns minor upbringing issues in health, education or parenting support, which can be addressed through preventive services or basic care. Almost 5 percent of them need more specialized care.