Guidance

Surety bonds: Public Guardian practice note

What the Office of the Public Guardian expects from companies that provide surety bonds to court-appointed deputies.

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Public Guardian practice note (SD15): OPG’s approach to surety bonds (print version)

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The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) supervises deputies appointed by the Court of Protection.

The court tells most deputies to get a ‘surety bond’ (also called a ‘security bond’). The bond is insurance that protect the assets of the person whose affairs and property the deputy is managing.

OPG has set up a scheme for surety bonds, but deputies can get a bond from a provider that isn’t in the scheme.

This practice note (SD15) explains what OPG expects from a bond provider, so that its surety bonds are suitable for deputies.

Published 6 December 2012
Last updated 31 August 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added Welsh-language translation
  2. Practice note has been updated to reflect a change to OPG's approved bond supplier from October 2016.
  3. First published.