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The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) works towards protecting the dignity and interests of individuals who lack mental capacity and are vulnerable as well as encouraging proactive planning for an eventuality of losing one’s mental capacity.

The OPG is a Division of the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). The Office supports the Public Guardian in carrying out his functions.

The Public Guardian[]

The Public Guardian carries out various functions towards enabling and protecting persons who lack capacity. These functions include:

  • Setting up and maintaining a register of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and to set up and maintain a register of court orders that appoint deputies
  • Supervising deputies
  • Receiving reports from donees and deputies
  • Investigating any alleged violation of any provision in the Mental Capacity Act, including complaints about the way in which donees and deputies are exercising their powers.


To build a society where individuals plan ahead to protect their interests should they lose mental capacity and where the dignity of those without capacity is upheld.


  • To facilitate personal choice and pre-planning through the LPA framework
  • To safeguard the interests of persons without mental capacity and to support proxy decision makers within the framework of the Mental Capacity Act

See also[]


  • The Office of the Public Guardian (Singapore) website:[1].