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Office of the Public Guardian. Panel Deputy Diversification Project. Andrew Cartwright Project Support. 20 February 2014. Presentation objectives:. A brief history of the panel An overview of the project Diversification of the panel Access to the panel Standard setting Project actions.

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panel deputy diversification project

Office of the Public Guardian

Panel Deputy Diversification Project

Andrew Cartwright

Project Support

20 February 2014

presentation objectives
Presentation objectives:

A brief history of the panel

An overview of the project

Diversification of the panel

Access to the panel

Standard setting

Project actions

a brief history of the panel from pto to opg
A brief history of the panel(From PTO to OPG)

2001 – Panel of receivers of last resort established

2007 – Converted to panel of deputies of last resort

2011 – New panel of deputies established

2001 panel of receivers
2001 panel of receivers
  • 300 panel members
  • 1300 last resort referrals
  • No mechanism to prevent the rejection of cases
2007 panel of deputies
2007 panel of deputies
  • Membership reduced to 170 deputies
  • Appointed under similar terms as the 2001 panel
2011 panel of deputies
2011 panel of deputies
  • Membership reduced to 65 deputies
  • A new service level agreement introduced
  • The OPG created the panel deputy support team
why are we reviewing the panel
Why are we reviewing the panel?

The three key pillars of the project are:


Access to the panel

Standard setting

  • The Lord Chancellor’s initial recommendations for the panel placed an emphasis on the need to include a variety of organisations from the private and the third sectors
  • Initial analysis of referrals to the current panel shows that there may be scope for the inclusion of a greater range of deputyship service providers
  • The OPG would also like to facilitate the development of a wider range of options for people who require a deputy, providing the court with a greater choice when deciding who to appoint

Diversification: Skills and Expertise

The most requested client expertise areas are 2 – Mental Illness and 3 – Age Related Illnesses

diversification skills and expertise
Diversification: Skills and Expertise

The skill most often requested is skill 8 – State Benefits

access to the panel
Access to the panel
  • The panel must provide coverage for England and Wales
  • The panel must be managed in such a way to allow the court to select the most appropriate deputy in each case
  • The OPG hopes to improve engagement with the panel
access to the panel1
Access to the panel
  • 25% of all referrals are in geo area 11 – London
  • 6 geo areas account for almost 60% of all referrals
standard setting
Standard Setting

“If deputies are being paid for their services, they are expected to demonstrate a higher degree of care or skill when carrying out their duties.”

Mental Capacity Act 2005 – Code of Practice, Chapter 8.57

project actions
Project Actions

To date –

  • Held an internal project launch
  • Renewed the current panel’s service level agreement until 31 March 2015
  • Prepared communications for parties interested in joining the panel
  • Assisted with the supervision review project on annual plans and assurance visits
  • Research, research, research!
project actions1
Project Actions

Future Actions –


thank you
Thank you

Office of the Public Guardian

PO Box 16185


B2 2WH    

Contact centre 0300 456 0300



Panel Deputy Diversification Project