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Apply for intensive socio-pedagogical one-to-one support

The intensive socio-pedagogical individual support promotes the integration of adolescents and young adults into social life. It is a type of educational aid. Support and accompanying offers are intended to enable age-appropriate support in school and extracurricular areas.

The young person is accompanied by a pedagogical specialist over a longer period of time.

The help can take place at the parents' home, in the young person's own home or in a pedagogically supervised residential group.

The aim is for the pedagogical specialist to prepare the young person for an independent and self-responsible life. It helps the young person to find friends or other confidants who will continue to accompany and support the young person through his or her life.

If the Youth Welfare Office determines that adolescents and young adults need such help (have educational needs), then you will receive this help from the Youth Welfare Office.

Process flow

As a parent or guardian, you must submit an application for parenting assistance.

As a young adult, you can also submit an application yourself. This application is called "Application for Assistance for Young Adults".

  • Please contact the responsible Youth Welfare Office.
  • The Youth Welfare Office will explain to you in a personal conversation what help is available.
  • If the Youth Welfare Office thinks that you need help in the form of intensive socio-pedagogical individual care, then you can apply for "Educational Assistance".
  • All parties involved (you, your child, the caregiver and the Youth Welfare Office) meet for a help plan discussion. The aid plan specifies how the aid is to be structured and what objectives are to be achieved.
  • The Youth Welfare Office is looking for a suitable specialist. If there are multiple options, you can choose with.
  • The Youth Welfare Office regularly checks whether the help is still suitable.


You are the parent or guardian of a child (the person with custody).

They do not manage to care for and educate the child in such a way that it is good for the child.

The help in the form of an intensive socio-pedagogical individual measure is suitable and necessary (this is checked by the Youth Welfare Office).

If you are a young adult who submits the application yourself, you may not be more than 21 years old. There are exceptions: in this case, you must not be more than 27 years old.

Which documents are required?

  • Identity card
  • If applicable, proof of custody, for example: birth certificate, information from the custody register or order of the family court on custody

What are the fees?

Intensive socio-pedagogical individual care in outpatient form is free of charge. Outpatient means when your child is still living with you.

In the case of an intensive socio-pedagogical in inpatient form, you must contribute to the costs to an appropriate extent. Inpatient means that the adolescent lives in a residential facility or in their own apartment. Please ask the responsible Youth Welfare Office about this.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Labour, Health and Equality


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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