Office of Wards of Court
The High Court may provide wardship to a person who, whether by reason of mental capacity or infancy, is deemed by the court to be incapable of managing his/her affairs for him/herself. The purpose of wardship of the court is to protect the person and his/her property.
The Office of Wards of Court:
- is responsible for the supervision of the affairs of persons taken into the wardship of the High Court,
- provides support to the President of the High Court, the judge responsible for wardship matters,
- supervises the activities of the persons (known as committees or, in the case of minors, guardians) who are given responsibility for the day to day management of a ward's affairs,
- registers enduring powers of attorney.