Kind en Gezin (Child and Family), Jeugdhulp (Youth Welfare), Groeipakket (Growth Package) and the Vlaams Centrum voor Adoptie (the Flemish Centre for Adoption) together form the agency Opgroeien (Growing Up).
The agency is joining forces to create as many opportunities as possible for all children and young people, including their families, who grow up in Flanders and Brussels. Bruno Vanobbergen heads the agency (as acting administrator-general), together with managing director Inge Kinnaer.
The agency’s service provision ranges from preventive family support, childcare, the Groeipakket, foster care, adoption, youth support and the approach to juvenile delinquents. Opgroeien explicitly opts for an integrated, multidisciplinary approach in cooperation with a large number of partners. In this way, families are given maximum support.