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When deciding on matters to ensure a represented adult’s dignity and protect them from harm, what should a guardian consider?

The guardian should make decisions to ensure the adult has appropriate health care and personal care, is protected from harm, neglect, abuse and exploitation, and is treated with dignity and respect. The guardian should also keep the adult’s information confidential and protect their property from loss, misuse and damage.

If you would like to talk to someone about guardianship please call 1800 810979 or view our factsheet: Understanding the adult guardianship principles