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.
Types of collaboration
For area-based supervision, the Inspectorate aims for active collaboration with the Wmo supervisor from the area. This means, for example, that the Inspectorate first asks the Wmo supervisor what is happening in the region. And whether the Wmo-supervisor has recently visited or will soon be visiting certain providers of Wmo-support.
Visiting providers of Wmo-support will be done in collaboration with the Wmo-supervisor to ensure exchange of expertise. Sometimes the Inspectorate finds that a care provider or organisation in a clients’ network is not functioning properly. If this is the case for a provider of Wmo support, the Inspectorate will also contact the Wmo-supervisor.
Read more about the collaboration between government inspectorates, municipalities and Wmo-supervisors. You will find an appointment box, plan of action and information about the Inspectorate service point.
In addition, the Health and Youth Care Inspectorate is participating in a collaboration with three 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?