Guardianship and Administration

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The Office of the Public Advocate has published a Guardianship Guide and Administration Guide, which both provide useful information for clients and advocates. 

Be aware of these resources as tools for assisting appointed guardians and administrators (particularly if the person appointed by VCAT is a friend or family member of the client or otherwise inexperienced in performing the role of guardian or administrator) and for making clients aware of their rights and the responsibilities of their guardians or administrators.  The Guardianship Guide contains a set of standards developed by the Office of the Public Advocate, which provide practical information to clients and interested parties regarding what they can expect of guardians in the performance of their duties. The Administration Guide provides a checklist of requirements of accountability, transparency and consultation that should be followed by administrators and with which you and your clients should be familiar.