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Guardianship and Powers of Attorney

The Office of Public Guardian state that "a lasting power of attorney is a legal document that lets you (the ‘donor’) appoint people (known as ‘attorneys’) to make decisions on your behalf". You can find out more about lasting power of attorney on the website.

Contact a Family | Scotland are running free transition workshops for parents of disabled children and young people.

Course content: For families who have a child with a disability the question of what will happen when their child turns 16 is a common one and needs to be carefully planned for. The workshop will cover areas such as powers of attorney, guardianship for people with a disability which prevents them from being able to make decisions for themselves and what happens if and when parents and carers are no longer there. With good advice, careful forward planning and accurate information, families can not only make informed decisions for the future of their children but also for themselves.

For further information or to obtain a booking form please contact Susan or Donna at [email protected] or telephone 0131 659 2930.

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