Daily institutional care of children and adolescents with mental disorders

Daily care is a form of institutional care that is intended for individuals who do not require whole-day stationary care and who want or need help, supervision or an organised form of residence only for a certain number of hours per day. The basic criterion for including persons in daily care in comparison with the whole-day care is that users return home every day.

The service encompasses basic care, social care and health care. The institutional care of children and adolescents with moderate, severe and profound mental and physical disorders who are included in the adapted education programme encompasses also education under a special law, care and guidance.

The service is implemented by special education institutions.

Basic care entails the residence, meals organisation, technical care and transport.

Social care is a professionally managed activity, intended for implementing the contents of social prevention, therapy and guiding the persons entitled to institutional care. It includes the implementation of care tasks, special care forms and guidance tasks.

Health care is implemented in accordance with the regulations in the field of health care.

Education is implemented in accordance with regulations on education. It encompasses the organisation and implementation of a special educational programme, library tasks, information and other tasks.

Guidance entails forming, implementing and monitoring individual programmes, contacting and cooperating with individuals and relatives, cooperating with other institutions and expert workers as well as the organisation of leisure activities.

Conditions and evidence

Last updated: 27. 11. 2015