Private Guardian Research

Guardianship is normally undertaken by family members and friends – either appointed by a person themselves before they have become unwell (an Enduring Power of Guardianship) or by the Guardianship Board.

The Office of the Public Advocate provides an enquiry service that can be used by guardians to get advice about their role.  A handbook for Private Guardians is also posted to all new private guardians appointed by the Board. 

In undertaking our role we required more information about the experience of guardians making decisions for the person under their guardianship. 

To this end a plan to conduct a survey of guardians was been developed by the Office.  The Office is grateful for the SA Law Foundation for providing $20,000 for this work.

To view the results of this project click here.