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Appointing an Enduring Guardian

Appointing an Enduring Guardian:

You can choose the person you prefer as your Person Responsible by legally appointing that person as your Enduring Guardian. You will have to complete a specific Form of Appointment and have it legally witnessed.

You should not let anyone pressure you to appoint them as your Enduring Guardian. The person you appoint should be someone you can rely on to do the right thing by you and be willing and able to take on the job.

This is a very important decision. You are the one who decides who you appoint and what powers or functions you will give them.

You can appoint more than one person to be your Enduring Guardian. If you do this, you can appoint them so they can only make decisions together (jointly) or individually (severally). If you appoint more than one person you should be confident that they will be able to work together and be able to agree on what is in your best interests.

It is important that completed copies of this form are given to your GP and sent to your local hospital medical records department with a note requesting it is added to your medical record.