Contacts

Office of the Public Guardian
PO Box 16185
Birmingham
B2 2WH

All contacts

Office of the Public Guardian

Contacts

Office of the Public Guardian
PO Box 16185
Birmingham
B2 2WH

All contacts

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.

You can now complete a lasting power of attorney online

The Office of the Public Guardian has built a digital tool which will make the process of creating and registering an LPA simpler, clearer and faster. The digital LPA tool offers:

  • Step by step guidance: it breaks the process down into small, logical steps.
  • Fewer errors: it checks for errors and prevents you from going further until you have corrected them.
  • Help where it’s needed: it provides relevant guidance at the point you need it – with further help available at the click of a mouse.
  • Fewer forms to complete: it automatically chooses and fills in all the forms you need with the information you provide. All you have to do then is print and sign them.
  • Online secure payment: there’s an application fee for each LPA you register. Our online payment partner will ensure your payment is safe and secure.
  • Secure personal information: all the information you enter is safeguarded on protected government servers.

You’ll need to print out the completed LPA forms so that all the relevant people involved can sign it, but the tool will help make the whole process quicker and easier.

Make a lasting power of attorney online


The OPG produces a newsletter for court-appointed deputies called InTouch. To sign up to InTouch, please email the OPG.

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