Education and Community Engagement - Office of the Public Guardian

Education and Community Engagement

OPG’s community education function falls within the Communications and Engagement Team. The purpose of this function is to facilitate the Public Guardian’s function under Chapter 2, Sec 12 (j) Public Guardian Act 2014 which is: “educating and advising persons about, and conducting research into, the operation of this Act, the Guardianship Act and the Powers of Attorney Act.”

To request a community education session please complete the relevant form/s below:

Adult guardianship request form (PDF, 126.0 KB)

Child community visitor and advocacy request form (PDF, 160.6 KB)

Upcoming community education sessions

Thursday 17 May 2018

Webinar – Guidelines for Witnessing Enduring Documents

**This session is for JP's only**

Time: 11am – 12pm

When witnessing an enduring power of attorney or an advance health directive Justice of the Peace and Commissioner for declarations must be satisfied that the principal making the enduring document has capacity. This 1 hour webinar will discuss the meaning of capacity and guide JPs and C.decs through the department’s framework for witnessing enduring documents.

To register your interest please visit: http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/justice-services/justice-of-the-peace/professional-development-workshop-calendar

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TBC October 2018

Workshop – Planning for Life Documents

**This session is for JP's only**

Time: 10am – 1pm

Location: JP Branch - Level 6, 154 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane

Justice of the Peace and Commissioner for declarations will find this professional development workshop beneficial to learn more about legally binding documents such as an enduring power of attorney and advance health directives, understanding impaired capacity and why there is more to witnessing these documents than just the principal’s signature.

To register your interest please visit: http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/justice-services/justice-of-the-peace/professional-development-workshop-calendar