Deputy final reports: Public Guardian practice note

The Office of the Public Guardian's policy on asking for a final report from a court-appointed deputy.


Public Guardian practice note (01/2012): deputy final reports

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The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) will ask for a deputy’s final report if:

  • a person who lacked capacity and had a deputy dies
  • a deputy dies
  • a person stops acting as a deputy for some other reason

The practice note explains who should give the final report and how they should do it.

Published 26 July 2012