Office of the Public Guardian

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What the Office of the Public Guardian does

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) helps people in England and Wales to stay in control of decisions about their health and finance and make important decisions for others who cannot decide for themselves.

OPG is an executive agency, sponsored by the Ministry of Justice.

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Policy papers and consultations

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Transparency and freedom of information releases

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Our management

Public Guardian and Chief Executive
Second Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice and Chief Executive Officer, HM Prison & Probation Service

Contact OPG

Office address

PO Box 16185
B2 2WH

United Kingdom


0300 456 0300


0115 934 2778


0870 739 5780

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30am to 5pm
Wednesday 10am to 5pm

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question.
  3. Make a new request by contacting us using the details below.

Freedom of information requests

Disclosure Team
Postal Point 10.31, Floor 10
102 Petty France
United Kingdom

Corporate information

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