Office of the Public Guardian (OPG)
Code of practice giving guidance for decisions made under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Find out about making investments for someone who does not have mental capacity.
Official samples of different versions of registered lasting powers of attorney and an explanation of what makes them valid.
Advice for attorneys and court-appointed deputies about giving gifts on behalf of another person.
Find contact details of panel deputies available to support people who lack mental capacity.
Advice to help court-appointed deputies look after adults at risk.
How the Mental Capacity Act 2005 applies to health and social care staff.
How the Mental Capacity Act 2005 affects you if ever you lose mental capacity.
People who lack mental capacity can be helped to express their views by an independent mental capacity advocate service.
Official sample of an enduring power of attorney and an explanation of what makes the document valid.
Legal guidance for professional deputies and attorneys on the rules about giving gifts on behalf of the person they act for.
How and when to notify the Office of the Public Guardian that a donor, attorney, client or court-appointed deputy has died.
Official sample of a deputy order from the Court of Protection and an explanation of what makes the document valid.
What the Office of the Public Guardian expects from companies that provide surety bonds to court-appointed deputies.
What to do first if you're acting for someone under a lasting power of attorney for health and care decisions.
Get a leaflet to support the Office of the Public Guardian's lasting power of attorney campaign.
Detailed guides for people making property and finance or health and welfare decisions under a lasting power of attorney.
Good practice guidance from the Office of the Public Guardian and the Senior Courts Costs Office
The Office of the Public Guardian's approach to family care payments, also known as gratuitous care payments.
What to do first if you're acting for someone under a lasting power of attorney for financial decisions.
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.
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