Office of the Public Guardian

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) (headed by the Public Guardian) is an agency of the Ministry of Justice and is responsible under the Mental Capacity Act for:

  • supervising Deputies appointed by the Court of Protection (the ‘Court’);
  • keeping registers of Deputies, Enduring Power of Attorneys and Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs); and
  • investigating complaints about Deputies or Attorneys acting under a registered EPA or LPA.

The OPG can provide general advice about Enduring Power of Attorneys and Lasting Powers of Attorneys and the principles and procedures that apply, however they cannot provide legal advice.

Contact details are as follows:

Court of Protection

Phone Number: 0845 330 2900

Fax Number: 020 7664 7705