Who can be appointed as a guardian for an adult?
To be a guardian an adult must be aged 18 year and older and be either:
- the Public Guardian
- the Public Trustee (only for financial matters)
- an adult who is eligible for the role in accordance with the Guardianship of Adults Act 2016
The Tribunal may appoint one or more of the above to be a guardian.
If you would like to talk to someone about guardianship please call 1800 810979 or view our factsheet: Information for health professionals