The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has published updated guidance for lay deputies and what they must do to meet the standards of the role. These can be found on the Government website, where there are also additional standards for public authority figures, and professionals who may also be assigned the role of deputy.
Office of the Public Guardian
Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) enables a person to make the advanced decision to assign a person (or persons) to help make decisions, or to make decisions on their behalf if unable to in the future. This role is set out in the Mental Capacity Act and provides greater legal rights than the position of Next of Kin.