Support Association Recognition Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

If you want to run a care association whose employees look after people by court order and legally represent them, this association needs state recognition. A legally capable association may be recognised as a support association if it ensures that it has a sufficient number of suitable staff and will supervise, train and adequately insure them against damage they may cause to others in the course of their activities; makes a regular effort to recruit volunteer carers, introduces them to their tasks, trains them and advises and supports them and agents in the performance of their duties, informed on schedule about pension powers and care orders, and exchange of experience between employees. In addition, the association must be run by persons who are suitable for this purpose according to their personality, training or professional experience, and who are not in a relationship of dependence or any other close relationship with an institution in which people supervised by the association or members of the association are accommodated. The recognition shall apply to the country concerned; it may be limited to individual parts of the country. It is revocable and may be granted subject to conditions.

The application shall be attached to the following documents: Statutes of the association, Social certificate of non-profit, Proof of the number, training and career path or other qualifications of full-time employees.