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Posted on October 8, 2020

The Professional Trusteeship and Guardianship Service (SCTP), which is attached to the Department of Institutions and Territory (DIT), is today inaugurating a new reception office in Vevey. By decentralizing part of its activity in this way, the SCTP wishes to get closer to the beneficiaries, the Justices of the Peace and the medical and social networks of eastern Vaud. Four years after the inauguration of the premises in Yverdon-les-Bains, this is the second key step in the organization of the service, against a backdrop of important reforms in the field of curatorship.

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After the creation of the North Region in Yverdon in 2016, the SCTP opened a branch in Vevey with the aim of strengthening proximity with the beneficiaries, but also with its privileged partners: the Justices of Peace and the care and social networks. The Eastern Borough represents 23% of the total adult protection mandates entrusted to the OCTP, or 950 mandates. This decentralization marks another important step in the evolution of the service. It should enable it to facilitate the granting of its services – and improve the best possible care for people requiring support.

Major reforms

The reorganization of the SCTP was made necessary in particular by the major reforms undertaken in recent years in the field of curatorship:

– The reform known as “heavy cases”

– The entry into force of the new federal law on the protection of adults and children

– The Vaud reform of curatorship, carried out in partnership with the Vaud Judicial Order and the Department of Health and Social Action

Thus, the reform known as “heavy cases” makes it possible to improve the identification of the most complicated trustees and entrust them to the SCTP and no longer to private trustees. This development has seen the number of terms of professional curators almost tripling, going from 1,439 in 2012 to 4,200 to date.

The new adult protection law entered into force on January 1, 2013. It provides only one protective measure: curatorship. This can be adapted according to the protection needs of the person concerned.

Applied from January 1, 2018, the Vaud reform of curatorship put an end to the curatorship imposed. The third Vaudois recruitment campaign for volunteer curators also took place throughout September. To date, more than 500 citizens have announced themselves, thus ensuring the number of voluntary curators needed to support people in vulnerable situations.

Inauguration in the presence of the cantonal authorities

Installed in front of the quays, the Vevey office of the SCTP has been welcoming its first beneficiaries since September 28. It is made up of a team of 34 people whose workstations have all been transferred from the headquarters in Lausanne. This new place is inaugurated today in the presence of State Councilor Christelle Luisier Brodard, head of the DIT.

State of Vaud Information and Communication Office


DIT, Christelle Luisier Brodard, State Councilor,021 316 45 14
DIS, Katiuska Stekel Diviani, Head of Service, Curatorship and Professional Guardianship Service,021 316 66 77


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