• You must communicate with relevant parties and take account of their views.
• You must act within the scope of the powers granted to you.
• You must keep appropriate records.
• You are in a position of trust and must not take advantage of that position.
For more information about your duties and responsibilities as attorney, please refer to the Office of the
Public Guardian website and to our attorney factsheet.
2. Declaration by Attorney
I confirm by signing below that:
• I am over the age of 16 and willing, freely, to accept the appointment of attorney.
• I am not currently declared bankrupt (continuing attorneys only). For the purposes of the Adults
with Incapacity (Scotland) 2000 Act, a person is bankrupt if their estate has been sequestrated
for insolvency or a protected trust deed has been granted. Bankruptcy makes a continuing
appointment invalid but does not affect a welfare appointment.
The Office of the Public Guardian reserves the right at any time to ask for evidence that the appointed
attorney is prepared to act.
Once completed this declaration should be retained by the sender of the power of attorney for their records.