Home place (children, adolescents and young adults) Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

In youth welfare facilities, children, adolescents and young adults who do not have parents or do not receive regular care in their parents' homes find a home.

The reasons for accommodation in youth welfare facilities vary:

  • the death of both parents
  • a child does not receive the necessary care and care from his family
  • Parents don't feel up to the responsibility of raising a child
  • School difficulties
  • Behavioural abnormalities
  • Developmental
  • Mental disorders / disabilities

There is a variety of accommodation options for children, adolescents and young people of the age, such as housing groups, shift work groups, family-like housing groups, educational centres, individual forms of care, 5-day groups, intensive groups, project centres at home and abroad.

The aim of home education is to:

  • Protection (from child welfare risk)
  • Return to the family
  • Preparing to educate another family
  • provide a long-term lifestyle
  • Preparing for an independent life
  • Integration assistance for the mentally handicapped
  • Mother/Father/Child Care
  • Intensive Education / Therapeutic Aids

Young adults are also entitled to help. Young adult sons are also admitted and cared for in youth welfare institutions (see Section 41 of the Social Code (SGB VIII) - Eighth Book).

An application for 'help for education' must be submitted to the local youth office.


The decision on inpatient accommodation is taken by the Youth Office as part of the aid planning in accordance with Section 36 of the Social Code (SGB VIII) - Eighth Book. Parents cannot make this decision alone.

The Lower Saxony State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family, Children, Youth and Family Section is responsible for the protection of children and young people in institutions.

  • Niedersächsisches Landesamt für Soziales, Jugend und Familie - Fachgruppe Kinder, Jugend und Familie

Related Links

  • §§ 34, 35, 35a und § 41 Sozialgesetzbuch (SGB VIII) - Achtes Buch

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