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Office of the Public Guardian podcast

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Find out more about the Office of the Public Guardian.

Each podcast will focus on a different area of the organisation or specific topics related to the work we do.

Our jurisdiction covers England and Wales.
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Episode 6: Things to know as an attorney or deputy

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Episode 12: Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017
Episode 12: Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017
Our Deputy head of Legal Services, Mary MacGregor, joins us to discuss the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017, three years after it came into law in England and Wales. For more information on guardianships, visit: https://www.gov.uk/manage-missing-persons-finances Disclaimer: Our podcast content is not official legal advice and all details are correct at time of recording. If you want more information or official guidance on guardianship court-orders, please seek independent legal advice.
14:55
August 15, 2022
Episode 11: Frequently asked questions - Part 2
Episode 11: Frequently asked questions - Part 2
We look at our most frequently asked questions on creating lasting powers of attorney, enduring powers of attorney and give you the answers you're looking for.  This is the second of our FAQ podcasts so if the answer isn't here, have a listen to the first one.
08:39
April 13, 2022
Episode 10: OPG reflections on 2021 and plans for 2022
Episode 10: OPG reflections on 2021 and plans for 2022
We look back at the work we did last year in 2021 and discuss our plans for the year 2022. Covering Use an LPA, the Modernising LPA consultation and our processing times for LPA applications
13:29
March 09, 2022
Episode 9: Tackling our terminology at OPG
Episode 9: Tackling our terminology at OPG
We look at and explain our most commonly used terms and phrases when creating a lasting power of attorney or dealing with the office of the public guardian. We hope a further understanding of these common words will help you in understanding the process.
07:06
February 24, 2022
Episode 8: Frequently asked questions - Part 1
Episode 8: Frequently asked questions - Part 1
We've addressed some frequently asked questions coming through on how to create your LPA.
15:37
August 26, 2021
Episode 7: Acting as a deputy
Episode 7: Acting as a deputy
Find out more on whats expected from a deputy as part of a mini-series on how to be a good attorney or deputy.
13:49
June 25, 2021
Episode 6: Things to know as an attorney or deputy
Episode 6: Things to know as an attorney or deputy
Part of our being a good attorney or deputy mini-series we've got some useful advice on important things to know either before you start acting or as soon as your responsibilities begin. 
18:25
March 03, 2021
Episode 5: Giving gifts as an attorney or deputy
Episode 5: Giving gifts as an attorney or deputy
The first in a mini series on how to be a good attorney or deputy where we will be giving you information and guidance on your role. Find out more on how you can give gifts on behalf of someone else while acting as an attorney or deputy. We're looking at what counts as a gift, who can give them and when.
10:33
December 16, 2020
Episode 4: Use a Lasting Power of Attorney online service
Episode 4: Use a Lasting Power of Attorney online service
Find out more about our new online service allowing you to share your lasting power of attorney (LPA) information online with third parties such as banks, utilities and healthcare services. We talk about who its for, how it works and future plans for this and other services.
13:44
October 08, 2020
Episode 3: Creating and witnessing an LPA during Covid-19
Episode 3: Creating and witnessing an LPA during Covid-19
It's a strange time and we know there might be some challenges on creating and signing  your lasting power of attorney document. So have a listen and find out about the importance of instructions, preferences, who needs to sign and in what order the document should be signed all while following social distancing guidance.
14:48
August 17, 2020
Episode 2: Lasting Power of Attorney 'Top Tips'
Episode 2: Lasting Power of Attorney 'Top Tips'
Listen to some quick fire tips on what to do and what not to do when filling in your lasting power of attorney (LPA) document. A must listen if you're planing on taking out an LPA soon to avoid any delays in processing your application.
11:51
December 11, 2019
Episode 1: Who we are?
Episode 1: Who we are?
Find out about the work the Office of the Public Guardian does. We will give you a broad overview of what we do and how we do it, the first in the podcast series which will hopefully build your knowledge gradually in each episode. If you have any requests for podcast topics get in touch! communications@publicguardian.gov.uk
23:53
December 11, 2019