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The Netherlands – Regulating voluntourism as part of child protection standards for the travel and tourism industry

by ECPAT International, Defence for Children - ECPAT Netherlands, Better Care Network Netherlands in 2023

The Netherlands was selected for this case study as a sending country for volunteers that has recognized the risks to children related to this form of tourism and has taken steps to introduce regulations. This case study reflects information gathered through desk research as well as through online interviews conducted by Defence for Children – ECPAT The Netherlands.

The case study has been prepared to showcase examples of actionable frameworks to regulate child-related voluntourism (with a focus on orphanages) by governments and businesses from the perspective of sending countries.

Available in: English