Policy paper

Safeguarding policy: protecting vulnerable adults

Find out about the Office of the Public Guardian's policy on protecting adults at risk of abuse or neglect.


SD8: Office of the Public Guardian safeguarding policy (print version)

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Part of the Office of the Public Guardian’s (OPG) role is safeguarding (protecting) people at risk of abuse or neglect. This includes investigating suspected abuse by:

  • deputies appointed by the Court of Protection
  • attorneys appointed under a registered lasting power of attorney (LPA)
  • attorneys appointed under s registered enduring power of attorney (EPA)

This document sets out OPG’s safeguarding policy.

Published 1 December 2015
Last updated 4 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added Welsh translation page with guide
  2. New version of the safeguarding policy (December 2015).
  3. First published.