In 2013, the municipality of Putten has started a pilot Neighbourhood Youth Care. Neighbourhood Youth Care supports families experiencing difficulties in growing up and raising children aged 0-23 years old.
Neighbourhood Youth Care aims to help families as fast and adequate as possible in order to continue independently. The Evaluation Office Public Health has evaluated the pilot. Neighbourhood Youth Care appears to be in line with the new frameworks required by the transitions regarding youth health care:
- Early detection; own strength, own responsibility;
- Utilize the family's social network; one family, one action plan, one director.