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The Guardianship Board is a legal quasi-judicial tribunal of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Its central statutory role is to conduct hearings in order to make guardianship orders for people aged 18 years and over with decision-making incapacities. It may make a range of ancillary orders as well.



The Guardianship Board shall grant vaccination leave for colleagues after their COVID-19 vaccination

In view of the Government’s measures announced today to further encourage government employees to receive COVID-19 vaccination as early as possible, the Guardianship Board is pleased to join the 'Early Vaccination for All' campaign by providing facilitation, where practicable, to our colleagues to receive vaccination and adopting similar measures, from tomorrow (June 1) until August 31, to grant to them the entitlement to a day of vaccination leave for each vaccination dose received. This is aimed to provide additional time for colleagues to recuperate after getting vaccinated and will apply to those who take vaccination on or before August 31, 2021.

(31 May 2021)

 Resumption of Services from 18 February 2021

We are pleased to announce that the Guardianship Board will resume its normal operations with effect from 18 February 2021 (Thursday).  Counter services will be open from  8:45 a.m. to 5:35 p.m. (Lunch hour from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.)   In line with the social distancing measures to safeguard public health, visitors will still be requested to comply with certain infection control requirements.  For further enquiries, please contact the Secretariat.

(18 February 2021)

Monthly Financial Limit

According to the Quarterly Report on General Household Survey by the Census and Statistics Department for 4th Quarter, October to December 2020, the median monthly employment earning is adjusted to HK$17,600.

 (26 February 2021)


Enigma of Guardianship - An exploration into the challenges of aging population through the lens of mental incapacity (Chinese version only)

(23 September 2019)


The vision of the Guardianship Board is to promote the welfare, interests and protection of mentally incapacitated adults through guardianship.

To manifest its vision, the Guardianship Board commits to the following mission:

  1. To support, protect and advocate the best interests of mentally incapacitated adults by empowering guardians to:
    • facilitate the management of their finances;
    • ensure that their needs for services and medical treatment are met;
    • protect them against abuse, exploitation and neglect; 
    • enhance their quality of care. 
  2. To facilitate the resolution of disputes with relatives and service providers, concerning the best interests of mentally incapacitated adults.
  3. At the initiative of policy bureau, to give legal advice on guardianship legislation review.

The Guardianship Board commits to the following values:

  1. Protection
  2. Compassion
  3. Fairness
  4. Independence
  5. Respect
  6. Accessibility

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