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Procedure descriptions

Apply for education in a home or other form of assisted living

Serious family problems can lead to children or young people being placed in a home or other form of supervised living (e.g. supervised individual living, residential group for several young people, mother-child residential group).

In addition to accommodation, the children and young people receive

  • Support with
    • Education,
    • Job search and
    • general lifestyle,
  • therapeutic and educational support.

Home education or placement in another form of assisted living is possible:

  • as a temporary measure, after which the children or young people return to their family of origin,
  • as a temporary measure in which the children or young people are prepared for placement in a foster family, or
  • as a permanent measure that prepares the children or young people for an independent life.

Responsible department

the local youth welfare office

Youth Welfare Office is,

  • if you live in an urban district: the city administration
  • if you live in a rural district: the district office

Note: The city of Constance fulfils the tasks of the local youth welfare office itself.



There are serious problems in the family.


As a guardian, contact the responsible youth welfare office with your problems. It will assess your case and decide whether placing your child outside the family is a suitable measure. It will help you with the application and also advise you on other options for help.

If it authorises help, all parties involved will draw up a help plan together. This sets out how the help is to be organised and how long it is to last.

Note: The youth welfare office usually plans and agrees the home education or other form of supervised living together with the family. If the welfare of the child is at risk, the family court can also have children and young people placed against the will of their legal guardians. This is particularly the case if the legal guardians are unwilling or unable to avert the danger to the child.



Required documents

Clarify directly with the youth welfare office which documents you need to submit.


They may have to contribute to the costs of home education within their financial means.


In addition to placement in a home or other form of assisted living, there is also full-time care in a foster family.

Legal basis

Sozialgesetzbuch Achtes Buch (SGB VIII)

  • § 34 Heimerziehung, sonstige betreute Wohnform

Release note

machine generated, based on the German release by: Sozialministerium Baden-Württemberg, 06.06.2024

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