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Y.G. Riemersma, A.E. Zijlstra, M.E. Kalverboer, W.J. Post, A.T. Harder,

The authors of this study aimed to gain insight into the perceived living environment in different residential youth care settings from the perspectives of 26 youth, 14 parents, and 35 professionals in the Netherlands.

Markus N. Sauerwein, Gunther Graßhoff,

This article addresses two issues: whether the inequalities faced by cared for children will persist in different stages of their lives and whether these inequalities are dependent on the specific out-of-home care setting, i.e. residential or foster care. The authors examine data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), covering a 50-year period.

Thaslima Begum, Rosie Swash - The Guardian,

Police start to interview witnesses following Guardian reports on adoptions to the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago

G. H. P.(Peer) van der Helm, Jesse J. Roest, Anna Leonora Dekker, Veronique Suzanne, Lisette van Miert, Chris H. Z. Kuiper, Geert Jan J. M. Stams,

Group climate in residential youth care is considered to be essential for treatment of youth and young adults. Various instruments exist to measure quality of living group climate, but some are lengthy, use complicated wording, which make them difficult to fill out by youth and individuals with a mild intellectual disability. The present study based in the Netherlands describes the development and rationale for the Group Climate Instrument—Revised (GCI-R).

Jorinde L. Broekhoven, Lieke van Domburgh, Floor van Santvoort, Jessica J. Asscher, Inge Simons, Annemarieke M. M. M. Blankestein, Gonnie Albrecht, Rachel E. A. van der Rijken, Arne Popma,

To promote the return of juveniles to a home-like environment (e.g. living with (foster)parents) after secure residential treatment (SRT), it is important to know which factors are related to this outcome. The current study, based in the Netherlands, examined which characteristics of the juvenile, family, and SRT, including family centeredness and use of systemic interventions, are related to the living situation after discharge.

David Pålsson, Peter Andersson, Emelie Shanks, Stefan Wiklund,

In this article, the authors discuss residential staff in Sweden where residential care is part of the municipal child welfare system, which covers services targeting juvenile delinquency as well as other residential care services. Children and young people placed in Swedish residential care have diverse needs, from mainly supportive needs to advanced behavioral problems, and the field consists of open and secure residential care units.


So far in 2023, an estimated 11,600 children made the dangerous crossing. The majority were alone or separated from their parents.

Alexander McTier, Kate Mackinnon, Heather Ottaway - CELCIS,

Case studies of transformational reform programmes examined a range of approaches to the delivery of children’s services to better understand the evidence regarding systems-level integration between children’s social work/social care with health services and/or adult social care.

Yves Denéchère, Fábio Macedo,

This study examines international adoptions by French people in more than twenty countries from 1979 to 2021. Researchers analyzed thousands of diplomatic files from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the subject and found reports of various illicit practices in the process of adopting children. ​​​​​​​

Morgane Le Cam - Le Monde,

A shock report, produced by two historians and published on Monday February 6, questions the "systemic" nature of the irregularities which have persisted in twenty countries for more than thirty years.