Measures («Massnahme»)


The KESB orders measures for children or adults if the situation cannot be dealt with in any other way. Child protection measures are taken if the child's welfare is at risk. Adult protection measures, on the other hand, are taken if the person concerned is in need of protection and assistance. For those affected, these measures always mean an encroachment on their rights and duties. They must therefore be proportionate, comply with the law and have been ordered in a correct procedure. The most commonly ordered measure is deputyship. Placements can occur in both child and adult protection. While children are deprived of parental rights of residence, adults are placed in involuntary placement.

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