Transformation of the youth care system
Since January 2015, the Dutch youth care system has been under construction. By adopting and implementing the new Youth Act, the Dutch parliament has decentralized all administrative and financial responsibilities related to youth care from the national and regional government to the 393 municipalities. This means that municipalities have become responsible for all youth care services, ranging from universal and preventive services like youth work and parenting support to specialized care, such as foster care, residential care and youth mental health care. In addition, there has been a transformation of the youth care system.