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Welcome to Office of the Public Guardian

The Office of the Public Guardian in Scotland has a general function to supervise those individuals who have been appointed to manage the financial or property affairs of adults who lack the capacity to do so for themselves. The office is based in Falkirk and covers the whole of Scotland.

This site tells you about us and also provides a single access point for information relating to the financial provisions contained in the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 namely:-

Part 1 – Investigation of concerns

Part 2 - Powers of Attorney

Part 3 - Access to Funds

Part 6- Guardianship and Intervention Orders


This site is sponsored by the Scottish Court Service.

You should be aware that the information on this website cannot be a substitute for legal advice - knowledge and understanding of the relevant law is important so that appropriate steps can be taken to safeguard the adult in any particular case.
By using this website you agree to be legally bound by the terms and conditions set out below.  If you do not want to be bound by these terms please discontinue use of this site. 
This site is produced by the Public Guardian who seeks to ensure that the information published on the site is up-to-date and accurate.  The information on the site does not however constitute legal or professional advice and the Public Guardian cannot accept any liability for actions arising from its use.