As of Monday, 7 September, the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) is changing the way it classifies its ‘levels’ of supervision for deputies.

Previously, the levels were classified as type 1, 2A, 2 and 3. The new classification moves away from a tiered approach and deputies will simply be either a general or minimum level of supervision.

All new deputies will now be allocated to a general level of supervision in the first year of their deputyship.

Existing deputies, who manage the affairs of someone with assets below £21,000, will be placed into minimal supervision, unless there are any concerns about the case. If there are concerns, the case will receive a general level of supervision. When deputies manage the affairs of someone with assets above £21,000, these cases will also receive a general level of supervision.