The current legal framework of (compulsory) care for vulnerable young adults

Civil law and civil procedure / Adulthood

The current legal framework of (compulsory) care for vulnerable young adults

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Summary

At the end of a child protection measure, there may be concerns about young adults who cannot function on a fully independent basis in society. This research focuses on the current legal framework on (compulsory) care for vulnerable young adults between the ages of 18 to 23 and will also look at the kind of possibilities this framework offers to support or treat these vulnerable young adults with a history in the child protection system, when they reach adulthood. Furthermore, this research investigates whether the current legal framework, on compulsory care for young adults, may be in need of revision. The above mentioned questions will be answered using the following sub questions:

  1. What is the current legal framework of (compulsory) care for vulnerable young adults (age of 18 to 23)?
  2. How is this framework (to which groups and in what types of situations) applied in practice?
  3. Is there any knowledge, in literature as well as in practice, about the experiences with its practical application? Are there any results available?
  4. What kind of instruments work well, according to the literature and the people concerned, and what instruments work less for this specific group of vulnerable people in this context?
  5. According to the people concerned, which short- or long term amendments could be implemented? Under what circumstances and conditions could these amendments be achieved?

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Publication data

Author(s):
Bruning, M.R., Liefaard, T., Limbeek, M.M.C., Bahlmann, B.T.M.
Organization(s):
University Leiden - Institute for private law, WODC
Place of publication:
Leiden
Publisher:
University Leiden - Institute for private law
Year of publication:
2016

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Address:
Universiteit Leiden, Faculteit der rechtsgeleerdheid/FSW