Guardianship association (guardianship) - recognition

Service Description

If you want to operate a guardianship association whose employees provide care and legal representation to people on the basis of a court order, you need state recognition.

An association with legal capacity can be recognized as a guardianship association if it ensures that it

  • has a sufficient number of suitable employees and will supervise, train and adequately insure them against damage that they may cause to others in the course of their work,
  • makes planned efforts to recruit volunteer guardians, introduce them to their tasks, provide them with further training and advise them and authorized representatives,
  • provides scheduled information on health care proxies and advance directives, and
  • facilitates an exchange of experience between the employees.

In addition, it must be headed by persons who are suitable for this purpose according to their personality as well as their training or professional experience and who are not in a relationship of dependence or in any other close relationship with an institution in which people cared for by the association or members of the association are accommodated.

The recognition is valid for the respective country; it can be limited to individual parts of the country. It is revocable and may be granted subject to conditions.

special notes for District-free City Erfurt
  • Acquisition and counseling of volunteer guardians as well as professional guardians
  • Advice on guardianship law for citizens

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Landeshauptstadt Erfurt, Stadtverwaltung - Betreuungswesen

Visiting address
Berliner Straße 26
99091 Erfurt

99111 Erfurt
0361 655-6370
0361 655-6379
Opening times
Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 and 13:30 - 17:30
Transport connection
1, 6