Who can be a guardian?
Any individual can apply to be welfare guardian. The Chief Social Work Officer of the local council can also apply where no-one else is applying and welfare guardianship is necessary.
Any individual can apply to be financial guardian, including a solicitor or an accountant. The local council has a duty to apply for financial guardianship if there's nobody else willing to apply, and if the order would be necessary to protect the adult or their property or finances.
The information was last updated on: 16th December 2015