HAMELN. Get out of the family – this way remains in the rural Hameln-Pyrmont, for not a few children. Addiction, mental illness or other problems of the parents, cases of ill-treatment or abuse can be the reason. 193 children in the district are currently living in foster families, 72 are maintained in networks, a fluctuating number on the Quick in the willingness to care quasi to the er – housed. However, as the Nurses come to care for a child? How will they be selected? How could such land to the then five-year-old girl in the mid-fifties, at the campsite in Elbrinxen? And with official blessing?

we will not initially Explain what it was in Elbrinxen case: the accommodation in a foster family. To a child in a foster family a temporary or permanent home, is a lot of Checks, Tests and training: Medical certificates, such as Addiction and mental illness are to be excluded. As an advanced police certificate that includes information on, for example, exposure of the genitals, the dissemination of pornographic writings or human trafficking, even if the punished deeds were slightly or long. A Schufa-information is to be obtained, and a closer look at the pedigree of the prospective foster parents thrown. On family conditions, possible hereditary diseases, the formative role of images, such as two employees of the youth welfare office run. Then a Seminar is for the interested parties, five evenings and a weekend long you be prepared for their role. Not infrequently, at least one of the eight participating couples must be said, however, that it was inappropriate. In the process, foster parents will be sought in the district: “We would like to have more applicants to choose from,” says an employee of the youth welfare office. After the procedure, a selected child to the foster family. In the case of this family it may be by the way also to same-sex couples or Single parents.

As a caregiver, in this sense, the now 56-Year-old on the campsite would have been “never” in question, made the district administrator Bartels recently at a press conference in the circuit house. The then five-year-old girl was in a “network of care”, he declared in the last week. The network of care has the goal to leave the child in the family or close to his family, ties. A selection of the caregivers, the youth welfare office does not take place so often.

be processed here in a candidate questionnaire, medical certificates, credit Bureau information, and the extended certificate. A “personal fitness test” on-the-spot is part of the process. And here is a look at the family is thrown history of the candidate. But “50 percent” of the cases, the indication from the youth welfare office, has been made the most important decision of the birth parents – and often in just a few years ago. Namely, where the life of the child. The grandparents are in many cases, sometimes other relatives, sometimes friends. In the Elbrinxer case, the man at the campsite. Also in this case, the mother from Hameln-Pyrmont had decided that her child should live there. From birth it was housed again at the duration of the camper.

of course, there is the youth welfare office, the possibility of a care relationship in the network of care not to recognize, explained an employee of the youth welfare office, “but then the child stands alone”. Wants to say: the Situation was changed by the rejection, the child lives there, where it would like to the parents. Unless the child is at risk, then child protective services may intervene. Whether the authorities in the Elbrinxer case is not processed as part of the evidence that a child is at risk, appropriate checks currently, the Prosecutor’s office.

Is there a network of care, the care of persons regularly visiting family helpers of the contracted carrier and also to take care of money. Also, employees of the youth office itself can, occasionally, according to the district administration at the campsite “about six Times” – a look-in. The office will have at least “an eye on the children,” it said.

In the case of the girl on the campsite – to the planned move into an apartment it came – was to become the mother actively, and had brought the recognition of the nursing relationship. In 2017, the seven-month investigation was completed.

training courses for the foster care of a network of care does not exist so far. Now, a “training course” is to be introduced. Not as a result of the Elbrinxer Case, but as a result of a regional network meeting, emphasized the youth welfare office. Compulsory this course is designed to be. So an obligation to enforce, however, was not “so easy”.

This article was written by Frank Henke

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