Guidance

Deputy standards and assurance visits guidance

Professional and public authority deputy standards and guidance on assurance visits.

Documents

SD5: Office of the Public Guardian professional deputy standards (print version)

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SD10: Professional deputy standards checklist

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SD6: Office of the Public Guardian public authority deputy standards (print version)

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SD11: Public authority deputy standards checklist

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SD7: Assurance visits: What you need to know (print version)

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Assurance visits and deputy standards form an important part of the Office of the Public Guardian’s (OPG’s) approach to supporting and supervising professional and public authority deputies.

The professional and public authority deputy standards:

  • set out what is expected of deputies
  • provide an checklist of actions and behaviour that every deputy should follow

Court of Protection visitors conducting assurance visits will refer to the published deputy standards when reporting findings and observations to OPG.

Published 6 July 2015
Last updated 17 January 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added translation
  2. Added translation
  3. Addition of Welsh language professional and public authority deputy standards checklists
  4. Added Welsh translation of this page
  5. Professional and public authority checklists added
  6. Information on assurance visits was added to the deputy standards page. Guidance provided in both English and Welsh.
  7. The page was amended to include the Welsh versions of the professional and public authority deputy standards.
  8. First published.