Guidance

Public Guardian practice note: release of visit reports

The Office of the Public Guardian's policy on who can see a Court of Protection visitor’s report.

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Documents

Public Guardian practice note: release of visit reports (01/2010)

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Details

The Public Guardian can ask a Court of Protection visitor to write a report about a deputy or attorney. The Office of the Public Guardian can release the report to the police, a local authority or another Court of Protection visitor.

The Public Guardian can also let someone who was interviewed for the report see a copy, including:

  • a deputy
  • a person who lacks mental capacity and has a deputy
  • a donor
  • an attorney
  • anyone else who has been interviewed, eg, a relative or carer

This practice note explains who can see the report and what they need to do to get a copy.

Published 1 December 2010