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Office of the Public Guardian

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has a range of functions under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.

The OPG provides information, advice, and guidance with regard to powers of attorney, access to funds, guardianship and intervention orders, and investigations.

It maintains a Public Register of all continuing powers of attorney, 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. It 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 annual accounting.

Contact the Office of the Public Guardian:

The Office of the Public Guardian
Hadrian House
Callendar Business Park
Callendar Road
Falkirk
FK1 1XR

Tel: 01324 678300
Fax: 01324 678301
DX 550360 FALKIRK 3
LP-17 FALKIRK

General enquiries email: opg@scotcourts.gov.uk

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