Public authority deputyship responsibilities: Public Guardian practice note

The role and responsibilities of a public authority when appointed as a deputy by the Court of Protection.


Public Guardian practice note (SD12): public authority deputyship responsibilities (print version)

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This practice note (SD12) explains the Office of the Public Guardian’s guidance on public authority deputyship responsibilities, including important information for authorities considering entering into a contractual agreement with an external provider.

Published 14 January 2016
Last updated 31 August 2017 + show all updates
  1. Welsh-language translation added
  2. First published.