Collaboration with other supervisors
The Health and Youth Care Inspectorate supervises organisations that provide care at home. This concerns the care enabled by the Healthcare Insurance Act (Zvw), the Long-term Care Act (Wlz) and the Youth Act (Jeugdwet). In addition to receiving care, citizens sometimes also receive support. Local authorities are responsible for providing this support.
This includes, for example, counselling, daytime activities, household help and assisted living. This is covered by the Social Support Act (Wmo). Local authorities supervise this support themselves. Integrated care often involves a combination of care and support. Therefore, wherever possible, the Inspectorate collaborates with the Wmo-supervisor.
Joint Inspectorates for Social Support
The Health and Youth Care Inspectorate also participates in an joint collaboration with three other government inspectorates in the social domain. These are the Inspectorate of Justice and Security, the Dutch Inspectorate of Education and the Inspectorate of Social Affairs and Employment. Together they form the Joint Inspectorates for Social Support.
Within this supervision, the Inspectorates assess whether the system is functioning as intended. Do vulnerable citizens receive the necessary care and support? Is the care and support appropriate? Is it also effective and consistent, where necessary?