Stichting Nidos

Stichting Nidos focuses on providing support to unaccompanied minor foreign nationals. Nidos acts as a temporary guardian on the behalf of children without parents who are applying for asylum in the Netherlands. In addition, Nidos carries out supervision orders for child protection where children from refugee families are concerned.

What can Nidos do to help?

The category of unaccompanied minor asylum seekers sadly includes potential victims of human trafficking. On entry into the Netherlands, together with the Aliens Police and the Immigration and Naturalisation Service, Nidos immediately ascertains whether the unaccompanied minor asylum seeker is a victim of human trafficking or runs the risk of becoming a victim. If so, Nidos ensures placement in Protected Shelter (provided by COA and Jade). If necessary, Nidos also arranges treatment for psychological trauma. Within the Protected Shelter community, Nidos has developed a specific methodology alongside the COA and Jade.

How do I get in touch with Nidos?

If you have any questions or comments, or if you are looking for information, please contact your guardian. If your guardian cannot be reached and it concerns urgent matters, please contact the regional office of your guardian.

For any general questions, please contact the head office in Utrecht:

Stichting Nidos
PO Box 13021
3507 LA Utrecht

Phone: +31 88 501 1200


Services provided by Stichting Nidos

  • Mental health support
  • Shelter
  • Financial support
  • Assistance in finding employment/daily activities
  • Support for children/parenting support