You need to apply to the Court of Protection to act as someone’s deputy and make decisions on their behalf.

  1. Find out how to apply and which forms you need by reading the guidance on making an application to the Court of Protection.

  2. Read the guidance on Court of Protection fees which will tell you how much your application will cost.

  3. Download the forms to apply to the Court of Protection.

Emergency applications

Contact the Court of Protection if someone is in immediate danger or at risk and you need to act on their behalf.

Emergency applications will be dealt with within 24 hours.

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