The Curateur public is responsible for protecting incapacitated individuals. It educates the public about the protection needs associated with incapacity, and supports families and close friends who are representing incapacitated individuals, administering the property of an incapacitated person or a minor, or serving as members of a tutorship council. The Curateur public ensures that decisions are made in the interests of represented individuals, with a view to protecting their rights and safeguarding their autonomy. Last, it also acts in the capacity of curator or tutor.
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The Curateur public does not protect all persons assumed to be, assessed as or legally considered incapacitated, since some of them will never be under its responsibility or supervision and do not need to be. This responsibility is shared with others, principally family members and friends, as well as care providers in the health and social services network.
The Curateur public sees to the protection of the persons it represents, persons under provisional administration and persons who are under private tutorship or curatorship. It keeps a register of persons who have legal representatives. It can also investigate situations where the need for protection is suspected.
Each person is protected by measures that are appropriate to their particular situation. The Curateur public recognizes the potential of incapacitated persons for autonomy, and makes it easier for them to retain and use it wherever possible. It takes their opinions and wishes into account when making decisions on their behalf and in their interest, involving their person or their property.
The Curateur public also offers information and assistance services to the private tutors and curators whose administration it supervises, as well as to members of tutorship councils. With respect to mandataries, in addition to maintaining an updated register of homologated mandates, it can intervene in response to reports of suspected abuse or negligence. The general public has access to the information it provides on subjects related to incapacity.
To perform its protection mission, the Curateur public maintains relations and seeks collaboration with a number of partners. The families and friends of incapacitated persons are inherently the preferred collaborators, as are caregivers in the health and social services network who work with these persons. The Curateur public also works with various government departments and public agencies, and collaborates with associations that represent or serve people with characteristics similar to those of its clienteles. It also deals with suppliers of goods and services, both public and private, on behalf of the persons it represents.