Research reports

THE NETHERLANDS

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Ministry of Health, Wellbeing and Sports and the Ministry of Justice and Security

 

2021

81

Dutch, English, Papiamentu.

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Young people who grow up in the Caribbean Netherlands (Bonaire, St. Eustatius, and Saba) are transferred to the European Netherlands for secure residential care or in a juvenile justice institution. These young people often grow up in families with multiple and complex problems and there is no appropriate support available. Not enough is known about the reasons behind these transfers, what kind of support these young people received prior to being transferred, how young people and their parents experience the transfer to the European Netherlands, and what their experiences are with secure residential care in the European Netherlands. We also wanted to know how the support for families with multiple and complex problems in the Caribbean Netherlands could be strengthened and what additional support is available on the other countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Curaçao, Aruba, and St. Maarten).

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