Factsheets

Children & young people

Youth Brochure

A brochure for children and young people, it explains how the OPG can help kids in care through our community visitors and child advocates.

About the Office of the Public Guardian

OPG services for children and young people (PDF, 591.6 KB)

How OPG can help children and young people in the child protection system (PDF, 88.9 KB)

How a community visitor can help (PDF, 717.9 KB)

Child Advocate Legal Officers (PDF, 748.1 KB)

Supporting a child or young person to access their personal information from Child Safety

How we work alongside foster and kinship carers to support children and young people in our communities
(PDF, 3.6 MB)

Information for staff in residential care facilities

Protecting the rights of children in visitable sites (PDF, 521.7 KB)

Multilingual factsheet

Introductory factsheet about the services the Office of the Public Guardian provides for children and young people in the child protection system translated into 17 different languages


Adults

About the Office of the Public Guardian

OPG services for adults (PDF, 1.6 MB)

How Community Visitors advocate for adults (PDF, 674.6 KB)

The difference between OPG and the Public Trustee (PDF, 227.1 KB)

How the Public Guardian can help you - Answers to your questions (PDF, 1.8 MB)

How the Public Guardian can help you (Easy English) (PDF, 509.1 KB)

Information about guardianship

Understanding capacity
(PDF, 698.0 KB)

Understanding Queensland's Guardianship and Administration system
(PDF, 1006.9 KB)

The role of a delegate guardian
(PDF, 795.7 KB)

How we make accommodation decisions
(PDF, 749.3 KB)

How we make health care decisions (PDF, 776.4 KB)

How we make service provision decisions (PDF, 780.7 KB)

How we make contact decisions
(PDF, 799.4 KB)

The General Principles (PDF, 753.0 KB)

The Health Care Principle (PDF, 743.2 KB)

Structured decision making framework overview (PDF, 761.0 KB)

Statutory Health Attorney (PDF, 691.0 KB)

The Public Guardian and the NDIS    (PDF, 688.6 KB)

Withholding and withdrawal of life sustaining measures (for medical professionals only)     (PDF, 649.8 KB)

When does the appointment of a guardian need to be considered in child protection proceedings (for legal professionals)
(PDF, 694.0 KB)

What is the Public Guardian's role as decision-maker when appointed for legal matters (for legal professionals) (PDF, 695.8 KB)

Legal decision-making in child protection proceedings (for legal professionals) (PDF, 690.6 KB)

The investigations process

Investigating abuse against adults with impaired decision making capacity (PDF, 1.2 MB)

The investigations process (PDF, 926.2 KB)

OPG's investigations function - information for Residential Aged Care Facilities
(PDF, 679.9 KB)

How OPG and financial institutions can work together to protect vulnerable Queenslanders from financial abuse (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Planning ahead

What's your plan? Your guide to recording your personal, health and financial choices for the future (PDF, 4.1 MB)

Understanding the role of enduring documents
(PDF, 695.3 KB)

Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) (PDF, 692.8 KB)

Responsibilities of an attorney under an Enduring Power of Attorney (PDF, 736.2 KB)

Decisions about your future health care
(PDF, 693.9 KB)

Guidelines for witnessing enduring documents (PDF, 700.5 KB)

Sad News, Sorry Business: Guidelines for caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through death and dying (Qld Health)

Information for staff in visitable sites

What are the powers and responsibilities of Community Visitors when inspecting, requesting and copying site documents? (PDF, 610.7 KB)

The role of Community Visitors in Authorised Mental Health Services (PDF, 546.3 KB)

Multilingual factsheet

Introductory factsheet about the services the Office of the Public Guardian provides for adults with impaired decision-making capacity translated into 17 different languages

The Office of the Public Guardian is committed to providing accessible services to Queenslanders from all cultural backgrounds. If you would like any of our publications explained in your language, please telephone the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 13 14 50 to speak to an interpreter. This is a free service provided by the Australian Federal Government's Department of Home Affairs.