Wards of State

Engels | 01-12-2023 | 248 pagina's


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Dutch Youth care is in crisis, with the 2015 decentralisation, resulting in unprofessional acquisition of care, low budgets, devastating market forces and emphasis on commercialisation and profits.

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Wards of State: In the Netherlands, minors who have been placed under state supervision or have been removed from their home environment at the order of Youth Care are what we call wards of state.

Youth care in the Netherlands is a market that is driven by perverse incentives, as this book makes clear. A market where expansion and money take precedence over the welfare of young people. A world in which truth and the best possible care are not of paramount importance.

The research concerns the situation that has resulted from a systems change in 2015. All the types of abuses and cases identified over the last eight years are still valid today. Even more so than ever, because abuses accumulate and government oversight and control from 2015 onwards has been completely lacking. Irrespective of the type of problem, adolescents are not safe in the hands of the Dutch state.

Meanwhile, scandals, as described in this book, are being made public and discussed in politics. The translation is mainly intended for readers in Europe and may serve as documentation for any EU legal action, but it is also a tribute to the journalistic work of the author Hélène van Beek (1964–2022).


The original Dutch version of Wards of State, Youth care in the Netherlands under lock and key, received a great deal of attention in politics, at the municipalities and care organisations. The content of the book is still valid today and had led to the establishment of the Foundation Justice Wards of State.


EAN :9789083321288
Uitgever :De Vrije Uitgevers
Publicatie datum :  01-12-2023
Uitvoering :Paperback / softback
common.Language :Engels
Hoogte :230 mm
Breedte :150 mm
Dikte :19 mm
Gewicht :379 gr
Status : Bestelbaar
Aantal pagina's :248
Keywords :  abuses;children’s rights;justice wards of state;netherlands;youth care;youth protection;closed youth care facility;failing government;solitary confinement