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    Youth welfare offices carried out more assessments in 2017 but found fewer cases of child endangerment

    Youth welfare offices in Germany carried out approximately 143,300 procedures to assess child endangerment in 2017. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was an increase of 4.6% on the previous year. Just over 45,700 cases of child endangerment were recorded in 2017, which...

    Press release

    2018-09-13

  • Relevanz: 100

    Household allowance paid to roughly 592,000 households at the end of 2017

    At the end of 2017, about 592,000 households in Germany received housing allowance. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that they accounted for 1.4% of all households. The number of households receiving housing allowance declined by 6.2% on 2016.

    Press release

    2018-09-04

  • Relevanz: 100

    Benefits for asylum seekers, 2017: roughly 468,000 people entitled to benefits

    At the end of 2017, a total of 468,000 people received standard benefits in accordance with the Act on Benefits for Asylum Seekers (AsylbLG). That was a 36% decrease compared with the previous year (728,000 people). The number of recipients went down for the second consecutive time (2015/2016: -25%).

    Press release

    2018-08-23

  • Relevanz: 100

    61,400 children and young people were taken into care in 2017

    In 2017, the youth welfare offices in Germany took temporary measures for the protection of roughly 61.400 children and young people, by taking them into care. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the majority of such measures were initiated by social services and youth...

    Press release

    2018-08-22

  • Relevanz: 100

    17.2 billion euros spent on integration assistance for disabled people in 2017

    In 2017, 17.2 billion euros (in net terms) were spent in Germany on integration assistance for disabled people in accordance with the German Social Code, Book XII, Chapter 6 (SGB XII). The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was a 4.4% increase on 2016.

    Press release

    2018-08-13

  • Relevanz: 100

    7.8 million severely disabled people living in Germany

    At the end of 2017, roughly 7.8 million severely disabled people were living in Germany. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was an increase of approximately 151,000 or 2.0% compared with the end of 2015. Accordingly, 9.4% of Germany's total population were severely...

    Press release

    2018-06-25

  • Relevanz: 100

    Parental allowance paid to 1.76 million mothers and fathers in 2017

    1.35 million mothers and 410,000 fathers received parental allowance in 2017. As the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports, the number of recipients was up 7% from 2016. While the number of mothers receiving parental allowance increased by 6%, the number of fathers rose by a good 11%.

    Press release

    2018-06-14

  • Relevanz: 100

    1,059,000 recipients of basic security benefits in old age and in cases of reduced earning capacity in December 2017

    In December 2017, just under 1,059,000 people aged 18 or over in Germany received basic security benefits in old age and in cases of reduced earning capacity in accordance with the German Social Code, Book XII, Chapter 4 (SGB XII). The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the...

    Press release

    2018-03-28

  • Relevanz: 100

    7.9 million recipients of minimum social security benefits at the end of 2016

    At the end of 2016, nearly 7.9 million people received minimum social security benefits in Germany. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was a decrease of 1.6% compared with the end of 2015 when just under 8.0 million people had received minimum social security benefits.

    Press release

    2017-11-29

  • Relevanz: 100

    Youth welfare offices place an increasing number of children in residential care

    All in all, 53,300 children or young people in Germany were placed in residential care or in another form of supported housing by youth welfare offices in 2016. To coincide with the present International Children's Rights Day, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that this was a 20%...

    Press release

    2017-11-20

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