It is worth remembering that deputies are not bound to enter into an arrangement within the Scheme and can seek their own arrangements. However, as the Practice Note describes, providers of surety bonds need to demonstrate to deputies wishing to move outside the Scheme that they understand the unique nature of deputy bonds, they meet the requirements of the Regulations, and provide the requisite protection for the Patient (“P”). The OPG has no contract with any provider outside the Scheme and does not provide any endorsement or promotion of products offered.
Providers who satisfy the requirements in the Regulations and have agreed to meet the Public Guardian’s expectations will be placed on a list maintained by the OPG and made available to the Court of Protection. The OPG would expect to review regularly that a provider is meeting the requirements and the Public Guardian’s expectations, usually annually.
Read the full text of the Practice Note here