The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) protects people in England and Wales who may not have the mental capacity to make certain decisions for themselves, such as about their health and finance.
We also help people plan ahead for someone to make certain important decisions for them, should they become unable to do so because they lack mental capacity.
We support the Public Guardian in carrying out the legal functions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
We employ over 1100 people across offices in Birmingham, Nottingham and London.
We’re responsible for:
Our current priorities are to:
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