Office of the Public Guardian


The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) protects people who may not have the mental capacity to make certain decisions for themselves, such as about their health and finance. It also helps people plan ahead so that someone can make certain important decisions for them, if they become unable to do so because they lack mental capacity.

The OPG is an executive agency, sponsored by the Ministry of Justice, and it works in England and Wales only. It is responsible for:

- Taking action where there are concerns about an attorney or deputy
- Registering lasting powers of attorney
- Keeping a public register of deputies and people who have been given lasting and enduring powers of attorney
- Looking into reports of abuse against registered attorneys or deputies
- Supervising deputies appointed by the Court of Protection
- Making sure deputies carry out their work in line with Mental Capacity Act

Service Details

  • Wandsworth
  • Richmond
Gov UK
Service Type:
Advice and Advocacy
Primary Client Group:
Services For:
  • Carers
  • People with dementia
  • People with mental health needs

This page was last updated on 23 August 2019

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This page was last updated on 23 August 2019


Contact Details

PO Box 16185, Birmingham, B2 2WH
0300 456 0300
0870 739 5780