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Schleswig-Holstein

Apply for educational assistance or caregiver aide

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

Your child has problems in everyday life or in his development? You as a parent cannot help your child alone? Then an educational advisor can support your child.

An educational aide or caregiver aide can help a child or adolescent with daily living, dealing with his or her parents, and with social problems.
Possible helps are:

  • Talking about problems, fears and behavior
  • Help in coming to terms with stressful experiences
  • Support in solving problems with family, friends, teachers or others
  • Support with visits to authorities
  • For older adolescents, there is additional help: Support in finding a job or a place to live
  • Help with detachment from parents
  • Help in becoming independent

Note: In contrast to "socio-pedagogical family assistance", an educational assistant focuses his or her help largely on the child or young person in question. If possible, he involves the social environment.
This is a type of assistance for upbringing. It can also apply to young adults.


Process flow
  • Contact the responsible youth welfare office.
  • In a personal conversation, possible assistance will be pointed out to you. This can be, for example, an educational assistance or a care assistant for your child.
  • If this help comes into question, then you make an application for help with upbringing.
  • All parties involved (you, your child, the educational advisor/care assistant and the Youth Welfare Office) meet for a help plan discussion. In the help plan, it is determined how the help is to be structured and which goals are to be achieved.
  • The youth welfare office commissions an independent welfare organization. The parenting consultant or care assistant is employed there.
Requirements
  • You are the person with custody of a child (parent or guardian)
  • You cannot all ensure that the child is doing well
  • The help of an educational assistant or care assistant is suitable and necessary.
Which documents are required?
  • Identity card
  • If applicable, proof of custody, for example: birth certificate, information from the custody register, decision of the family court regarding custody
What are the fees?

In the case of outpatient help with upbringing, there are no costs for the person applying. The costs are borne by the youth welfare office.

Processing duration

The processing time is individual.

Legal basis
Technically approved by

Senator for Social Affairs, Youth, Integration and Sport in Bremen

Professionally released on

11.11.2022

Teaser

Your child has problems in everyday life or in his development? You as a parent cannot help your child alone? Then an educational advisor can support your child.

Process flow

  • Contact the responsible youth welfare office.
  • In a personal conversation, possible assistance will be pointed out to you. This can be, for example, an educational assistance or a care assistant for your child.
  • If this help comes into question, then you make an application for help with upbringing.
  • All parties involved (you, your child, the educational advisor/care assistant and the Youth Welfare Office) meet for a help plan discussion. In the help plan, it is determined how the help is to be structured and which goals are to be achieved.
  • The youth welfare office commissions an independent welfare organization. The parenting consultant or care assistant is employed there.

Requirements

  • You are the person with custody of a child (parent or guardian)
  • You cannot all ensure that the child is doing well
  • The help of an educational assistant or care assistant is suitable and necessary.

Which documents are required?

  • Identity card
  • If applicable, proof of custody, for example: birth certificate, information from the custody register, decision of the family court regarding custody

What are the fees?

In the case of outpatient help with upbringing, there are no costs for the person applying. The costs are borne by the youth welfare office.

Processing duration

The processing time is individual.

Legal basis

Technically approved by

Senator for Social Affairs, Youth, Integration and Sport in Bremen

Professionally released on

11.11.2022

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