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Self-assessment tool for operators providing special care for persons with intellectual disabilities

The HRC and the Parliamentary Ombudsman have created a self-assessment tool to support service providers and producers offering special care for persons with intellectual disabilities to strengthen clients' right to self-determination. 

The purpose of the self-assessment tool is to ensure that service providers and producers offering special care recognise development targets related to their own activities and adopt operating methods that strengthen and support clients' right to self-determination. 

The tool contains examples of case law and opinions of the overseers of legality on how self-determination must be understood and what kind of measures service providers are required to take to strengthen it.

You can find the self-assessment tool (in Finnish) and more information about it here: 

https://www.ihmisoikeuskeskus.fi/vammaisten-henkiloiden-oikeudet/ihmisoikeuskeskuksen-tyo-vammais/pio-asumispalveluissa/

The self-assessment tool has been developed and created in cooperation between the Human Rights Centre and the Parliamentary Ombudsman in the Fundamental and human rights in housing services project.

For more information, contact HRC expert Mikko Joronen, tel. + 358 943 237 84 and Minna Verronen, principal legal adviser of the Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman, tel. +358 9 432 3394.