ICT systems to identify ‘children at risk’
An ethnographic study of the Dutch Verwijs Index (ZONMw 2010-2014))

2010 – 2014  
Funding: The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMW)

In this project we use insights from science and technology studies and public philosophy to analyse the implementation of an innovative ICT system in the youth care chain.   

The aim of the system is to promote early identification of at-risk children and to foster professional collaboration across organisations and disciplines. Through in-depth fieldwork, document analysis and interviews, we evaluate this system, examine concepts such as at-risk children, collaboration and implementation, and analyse the public justification of this innovation.   

Research team: Klasien Horstman, Frans Feron, Bart Penders, Inge Lecluize (PhD)