The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has a
range of functions under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland)
The OPG provides information advice and guidance with regard to
Powers of Attorney; Access to Funds; Guardianship and Intervention
Orders; and investigations.
The OPG also maintains a Public Register of all continuing
powers of attorneys, and welfare powers of attorney drawn up
after April 2001, all withdrawers appointed under the access
to funds scheme and all guardians and interveners appointed by the
courts after April 2002
The OPG investigates concerns where the property or financial
affairs of an adult seem to be at risk.
The OPG supervises the actions of withdrawers appointed under
the access to funds scheme.
The OPG also supervises financial guardians and monitors
the actions of financial interveners appointed by the courts. As
part of this supervision a financial guardian may be required to
provide the OPG with a Management Plan, Inventory of Estate and an
The Office of the Public Guardian
Callendar Business Park
Tel: 01324 678300
Fax: 01324 678301
DX 550360 FALKIRK 3