The Public Guardian has a supervisory role and will expect a guardian to fulfil various responsibilities including:

- Communicating with them.

- If there is property such as a house or land belonging to the adult, the guardian must register the court order with the Keeper of the Register of Scotland

- Submitting an inventory of estate and management plan to us within 3 months of receiving the guardian’s appointment.

- Submitting an annual account of actions and financial decision making.

- Telling them about any change of circumstances relating to the adult or guardian such as changes of address, change of name, death of the adult or a guardian

Welfare guardians are supervised by the local authority in the area where the adult lives. The responsibility usually falls to the local social work department.