Court of Protection – what is it?

The Court of Protection deals with issues relating to people who have lost the capacity to make decisions for themselves.

The Court of Protection makes decisions and appoints deputies to act on behalf of those who cannot make decisions regarding their own health, welfare or finances.

To become a deputy to makes decisions on behalf of someone who has lost capacity you need to apply to the Court of Protection by completing the relevant application forms.

For more information on applying to the Court of Protection visit


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