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Youth work offers

Youth work is an independent part of youth welfare. It performs the educational tasks according to § 11 of the Eighth Book of the Social Code (SGB VIII) - Child and Youth Welfare (KJHG) and advocates for the concerns and interests of young people in public.

Youth work is intended to make young people aware of their shared responsibility in society, to enable them to become more self-determined and to bring them closer to social commitment. It strengthens young people's ability to act on their own responsibility by building on their interests and allowing them to have a say.

You can get suggestions and help from the competent authority

  • in the development of quality criteria for youth work institutions and services,
  • in the implementation of own measures and offers
  • for the project management of regionalised youth work,
  • during inspections to ensure compliance with the provisions of the statutory protection of minors and punishment in the event of violations of the provisions of the statutory protection of minors

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district and the district-free city.

For more information on the relevant bodies, please refer to the following pages:

Which documents are required?

Your competent authority will inform you about the required documents.

Forms that you can obtain from the local youth welfare office are:

  • Application for payment of participant fees for holiday camps
  • Application for funding of youth work measures
  • Application for funding of youth work facilities and services

What are the fees?

There are no fees.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There are no deadlines to be observed.

What else should I know?

The Children, Youth and Family Section of the Lower Saxony State Social Welfare Office supports the sponsors and institutions of youth work in Lower Saxony with specialist conferences, training courses and information events. It works on numerous funding programmes of the various institutions and supports institutions of extracurricular youth work.

As an interest group for children and young people in Lower Saxony, the Lower Saxony State Youth Council contributes to improving their living conditions and performs a lobbying function vis-à-vis politics, administration and the public.
In the Lower Saxony State Youth Council, 19 state-wide active youth organisations have joined forces to form a working group.

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Lower Saxony State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)