Depending on the canton, the KESB is a court or a quasi-judicial authority. It makes decisions independently of the municipal administration, but is subject to legislation. As the name suggests, its task in child and adult protection is to find a solution together with those affected and to avert danger. To this end, it must make important decisions, take measures and monitor these on an ongoing basis. One member of the authority is responsible for each procedure, but a decision is always made by a panel of three. The deputies or employees of an institution ultimately implement the measures. They advise and support those affected in their everyday lives.

Dörflistrasse 50
8050 Zurich


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14.00 - 16.30


14.00 - 16.30