Care-related hospitalisation (FU)

If you endanger yourself through your own actions, the KESB (Child and Adult Protection Authority) must ensure that nothing happens to you. In such cases, the KESB has the option of ordering care-related hospitalisation. In Switzerland, care-related hospitalisation is often shortened to “FU”, which stands for Fürsorgerische Unterbringung.

Perhaps “FU” is what you usually hear during discussions about the topic. With care-related hospitalisation, you are placed in a secure institution or psychiatric hospital. Even if that’s not what you want. You have to stay there until you are better. However, you or your parents have the option to take action against this decision.

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