Child dossier should contain more info

12th July 2007, Comments 0 comments

12 July 2007, RIJSWIJK – The alderman for youth in the four large cities do not think that Minister Rouvoet's plans for an Electronic Child Dossier (EKD) goes far enough. Rotterdam alderman Leonard Geluk told the Radio 1 journal this on Thursday morning.

12 July 2007

RIJSWIJK – The alderman for youth in the four large cities do not think that Minister Rouvoet's plans for an Electronic Child Dossier (EKD) goes far enough. Rotterdam alderman Leonard Geluk told the Radio 1 journal this on Thursday morning.

The four aldermen have submitted a letter to Rouvoet with their proposal. "We have learned from various histories of children in the high risk groups," Geluk says.

The minister is working on a system in which health information on children is shared among the various agencies involved. The government hopes this will prevent agencies from being in the dark as to each other's actions and ensure that intervention in serious cases does not come too late. The four large cities think that not only health information, but also other information about high risk children should be exchanged.

"The dossier should also include information from social services, for instance, as well as psychiatric reports and school records," Geluk says. The aldermen say this would make the EKD much more effective.

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