The Office of the Public Guardian's Safeguarding Strategy: Guidance, Compliance and Best Practice

Office of the Public Guardian




Speakers include:

  • Sue Johnson, Independent Consultant & Leadership Coach - Chair
  • Nick Goodwin, Public Guardian for England and Wales and Chief Executive, Office of the Public Guardian
  • James Morrey, Operational Delivery Manager, Office of the Public Guardian
  • Paul Callard, Lead, Financial Crime Team, Dyfed-Powys Police
  • Caroline Bielanska, Solicitor, TEP, Independent Consultant, Mediator, Author and Trainer, Dementia Friends Champion
  • Baljit Dhillon Sidhu, Senior Lawyer, Legal and Information Team, Office of the Public Guardian
  • Paula Jones, Community Care Solicitor, Martin Searle Solicitors
  • Ann Stanyer, Partner, Wedlake Bell
  • Karen Murphy, Practice Development Lead, Office of the Public Guardian
  • Tracey Potter, Senior Investigator, Office of the Public Guardian 


The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has launched a new safeguarding strategy to increase awareness of potential risk to vulnerable adults, encourage a working culture which puts the user first and promote its role as a central safeguarding partner in protecting individuals from potential abuse. With the number of people registering lasting powers of attorney, especially for property and financial affairs, having more than tripled in the past five years, it is essential that legal entities, local authorities and safeguarding partners work collaboratively to minimise the risk of exploitation to adults who lack mental capacity or are under pressure to hand over financial control under coercion.

Join us in February to hear from Nick Goodwin, the new Public Guardian for England and Wales, and from the OPG on its new safeguarding strategy and how it plans to support local authorities and legal practitioners in protecting adults at risk. This event will provide a platform to share ideas, discuss best practice and have your questions on the new strategy answered by OPG's top safeguarding partners.

Key issues to be addressed include:

  • Introducing the new Public Guardian for England and Wales
  • Exploring the Office of the Public Guardian’s Safeguarding Strategy
  • How to offer better protection adults at risk when dealing with LPAs, EPAs and deputy court orders
  • Looking towards a fully digital POA: lessons learned so far
  • Answering frequently asked questions from clients

The event:

The morning session will introduce the new public guardian for England and Wales and review collaborative working within the new safeguarding strategy.

The afternoon session will build on this, focusing on what best practice tips legal practitioners and local authorities should be implementing when working with adults at risk and understanding the issue from the client's perspective. 

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking. Delegates will have the opportunity to engage with our panel of experts throughout the day.

Who should attend?

Delegates will be drawn from all those who deals with vulnerable people and their safeguarding, including: the police, local authorities, the third sector, health services, police, support workers, victim advocates, social services, safeguarding teams, Community Safety Partnerships, community groups, domestic abuse teams, multi agency safeguarding teams and legal practitioners who work with wills, probate, mental capacity act 2005, the elderly, financial planning, advance decisions and court of protection.

Further information:

Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Thursday 6th February 2020

10:00am - 4:00pm (including networking lunch)

etc.venues. One Drummond Gate, Victoria London SW1V 2QQ

Price of Registration: £299


Above prices exclude VAT


For further information, please contact | 0207 593 5657

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