Checks and visits

The Office of the Public Guardian and Court of Protection can check your decisions. They may:

  • arrange a visit with you and the donor together, or the donor alone
  • contact other people such as the donor’s family, bank or care workers

They can investigate and stop you acting as an attorney if, for example:

  • you’ve done something the lasting power of attorney (LPA) says you can’t
  • you haven’t done something the LPA has instructed you to do
  • you haven’t been acting in the donor’s best interests
  • you misuse the donor’s money or make decisions to benefit yourself
  • you do something that goes against their human or civil rights
  • the donor isn’t being treated well
  • the donor made the LPA under pressure or they were tricked into it