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Supervision: Volunteer supervisor - first appointment
Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
A person who can no longer manage his or her own affairs due to illness or age can be provided by the care court with a caregiver. The caregiver can act for the person in need of help in areas determined by the care court, so-called task circles, and also legally represent the person in need, if necessary.
The majority of care in Schleswig-Holstein are run on a voluntary basis. This means that relatives or acquaintances of the person in need of help or committed citizens or bruges take on the role of the caregiver. You will not receive any remuneration for this. However, they are paid a lump-sum expense allowance.
As a volunteer supervisor, you have certain tasks and duties. You must take into account the wishes and interests of the person in need of help in your work for the person in need. You must also report to the care court at certain intervals about your work for the person in need.
After the order by the care court, you will receive a supervisor's card. On this occasion, the judicial officers of the care court will inform you about your tasks and duties as a voluntary supervisor. Later, you can also contact the care court with questions about your work as a volunteer supervisor.
Who should I contact?
To the care court.
The competent care court can be found at the district court at the place of residence of the person in need.
Which documents are required?
The competent authority requires, in part, that volunteer supervisors submit certain documents when first appointed, such as a certificate of good conduct or information from the debtor register. This is especially true for caregivers who are not related to the person in need. Details can be obtained from the competent supervisory authority.
§§ 1896 ff. Civil Code (BGB).
What else should I know?
You can also get support and advice from the care associations in Schlesiwg-Holstein and from the district administrators of the districts or the (upper) mayors of the district-free cities. A list of care associations in Schleswig-Holstein can be found on the website of the Intgeressengemeinschaft der Betreuungsvereine in Schleswig-Holstein (IGB).
Further information can be found on the websites of the State Government of Schleswig-Holstein and the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV).
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.