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.

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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 a registered enduring power of attorney (EPA)

This document sets out OPG’s safeguarding policy.

Published 1 December 2015
Last updated 17 November 2020 + show all updates
  1. Making the English print version accessible Adding the large print English language version

  2. Added Welsh translation page with guide

  3. New version of the safeguarding policy (December 2015).

  4. First published.