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Office of the Public Guardian

The OPG is an agency with responsibilities that extend across England and Wales (separate arrangements exist for Scotland and for Northern Ireland).
It supports the Public Guardian in the registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) and Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA), and the supervision of deputies appointed by the Court of Protection.

It also helps attorneys and deputies to carry out their duties, and protects people who lack the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves.
It works closely with other organisations to ensure that any allegations of abuse are fully investigated and acted on.

The OPG also has responsibility for mental capacity policy, and provides guidance to public, legal and health professionals.

The OPG produces two newsletters:
OPG Intouch for court-appointed deputies
MCA Update for stakeholders, on Mental Capacity Act policy.

Who to contact

Name
Office of the Public Guardian
Telephone
0300 456 0300 - Phone lines are open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (Except Wednesday 10am - 5pm)
Fax
0870 739 5780
Email
customerservices@publicguardian.gsi.gov.uk
Website
http://www.publicguardian.gov.uk
Address
PO Box 16185
Birmingham
Postcode
B2 2WH

Where to go

Name
Office of the Public Guardian
Area served
Suffolk

Other details

Age Groups
Adults
Notes

The role of the Public Guardian is to protect people who lack capacity from abuse.

Last Updated
28/11/2018

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