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Mariëlle Bruning in the media on new agreement in Dutch youth care

Mariëlle Bruning, Professor of Children and the Law at Leiden University, responded in various media to the new draft agreement aimed at reducing work pressure of youth protectors.

'A gradual reduction in work pressure does not detract from the fact that it is vital to train and recruit sufficient youth protectors’, Bruning told NU.nl. 'That will be easier if there is less work pressure, but it's going to take time. I don’t expect waiting lists to grow sky-high, but they already exist and they won’t be solved in the meantime. They might even become slightly longer.’

'Ultimately, better choices will have to be made about which children and families need help’, she says in Trouw.

Newspaper NRC also reported on the matter and asked Bruning what the agreement would mean for children and families.

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