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Applying for a guardianship or intervention order: guide for carers

Published: 20 Dec 2013
Directorate:
Health and Social Care Integration Directorate
Part of:
Law and order
ISBN:
9781782569992

How to apply for authority to make financial and welfare decisions for someone else.

58 page PDF

404.5 kB

58 page PDF

404.5 kB

Contents
Applying for a guardianship or intervention order: guide for carers
Acknowledgments

58 page PDF

404.5 kB

Acknowledgments

This booklet has been informed by responses to a survey of lay welfare guardians, carried out in November 2005. I am grateful to all those who shared their experiences of the application process and advised me about the information and assistance that would have helped at the time. Most carers wanted simple, but full, information about what was involved in making an application. This included having a better knowledge of the court process and understanding of the roles of the different officers and agencies involved. Many reported a lack of information about costs or legal aid provisions and did not know where to turn for help. Some guardians offered further help and it is to these kind people I turned to with a request to read and comment on the final draft. Their time and effort is very much appreciated, in particular thanks go to Marion Sievewright and Dr Iain White also to Stuart Fowler and colleagues at the Office of the Public Guardian.

Jan Killeen
AWI National Practice Co-ordinator (2005-2007)


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