Welfare guardians

If someone needs help making decisions for themselves about their personal care and welfare, the Family Court can appoint a welfare guardian for them.

For the court to do this, it must mean the court believes a welfare guardian is the only way to make sure the right decisions are made for the person.

What a welfare guardian does

How a welfare guardian supports and protects the welfare and best interest of the person they’re acting for.

Apply for a welfare guardian

People can apply for a Welfare Guardian Order for themselves or someone else. For the court to appoint a welfare guardian for themselves, it must be satisfied that the person meets the court defined description and sufficient medical evidence is provided to support this.

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