WELCOME to the website of the European Department of Nidos.

Nidos is the certified youth care organisation that is responsible for guardianship and part of the reception of all unaccompanied and separated children in the Netherlands.

All children in the Netherlands should be under either parental authority or guardianship. Nidos is appointed as guardian by the court if the child’s parents are unable to exercise parental authority over the child. Guardianship is carried out by professionals with specific expertise who primarily act in the interest of the child, with respect for their cultural background and based on mutual commitment. Nidos is responsible for managing the child’s development to independence and intervening if this development is at risk of stagnation in any way.

This website is dedicated to the European (international) work of Nidos and the projects Nidos has been coordinating and been involved in.