For all young people in Utrecht
We want every child in Utrecht to feel safe and happy. If you are concerned about something in your neighborhood or at school, we think it is important that you are listened to. That is why there is the Children’s Ombuds Desk for children and young people who live in the city of Utrecht. We will help you with your complaint about the municipality. If, for some reason, we are not able to help you with your complaint, we will always explain why.
We are there for you
Jory Hoogendam is the chair of the desk. She will listen to your story or complaint about the municipality, school or youth services. She thinks along with you and gives advice.
Jory: “I believe in empowerment. I find it important that you learn that it is okay to ask for help. Because I believe that, with the right support, you can change a situation for the better.”
Frequently asked questions from children
Of course, you also have questions. Some we may have answered below.
Can I contact the Ombuds Desk free of charge?
Yes, the Ombuds Desk will handle your question free of charge.
Who can contact the Ombuds Desk?
We are there for all residents of Utrecht. Entrepreneurs in the city can also contact us. For youth there is the Children’s Ombuds Desk.
When did the Ombuds Desk start?
The Utrechts Ombuds Desk has started September 1st, 2023. People can contact us, using the form on our website, our telephone consultation hours are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. You can also visit our office on Thursday evenings.