Foster children Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Foster children are children and adolescents who live for a certain or indefinite period in the private household of another family or an individual.

Foster children are generally children and adolescents who live for a certain or indefinite period not with their parents, but in the private household of another family or an individual. In legal regulations, foster children are referred to as "persons who live with the beneficiary through a long-term care relationship with home community like children with parents".

Most foster children are cared for by caregivers in full-time care, which is one of many forms of help for education. However, foster children can also live in foster homes as part of the integration assistance for mentally disabled children and adolescents or be accommodated as a temporary protective measure (taking into care, emergency situation) for a temporary period in an on-call care center.

In practice, there are children in

  • full-time care,
  • Weekly care (during the week day and night or on certain days),
  • short-term care (for an agreed, specific period of time),
  • special care (children with special needs) or
  • On-call care,
  • Host families (project for unaccompanied minor foreigners).

Caregivers who want to take in a child or adolescent day and night require, with a few exceptions (for example, in the context of help for education or integration assistance for mentally handicapped children and adolescents or as guardians), the prior permission of the Youth Welfare Office.

As a rule, the permit should not be granted to more than three children or adolescents in a foster home. Permission for more than five children or adolescents in a foster home may not be granted.

Hints

Information on child and youth welfare institutions as well as youth welfare offices in Schleswig-Holstein can also be found on the website of the state government of Schleswig-Holstein.

  • Child and youth welfare institutions, youth welfare offices
  • §§ 27, 33, 35 a, 44 Social Code (SGB) - Eighth Book (VIII) - Child and Youth Welfare,
  • § 37 First Act on the Implementation of the Children and Youth Welfare Act (Jugendförderungsgesetz - JuFöG).

Related Links

  • SGB VIII - Child and Youth Welfare
  • § 37 JuFöG - Care permit

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