Form

Form COP1: Apply to make decisions on someone's behalf as a deputy

Apply for a Court of Protection order to become a deputy to make financial or welfare decisions for someone else.

Documents

Court of Protection application form

Court of Protection application form (large print version to print and complete by hand)

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Sample Court of Protection application for Child Trust Funds

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Details

Apply to be a deputy

You can apply to become someone’s deputy if they ‘lack mental capacity’. This means they cannot make a decision for themselves at the time it needs to be made. They may still be able to make decisions for themselves at certain times.

Property and financial affairs deputy

You’ll do things like pay the person’s bills, manage their child’s trust fund or organise their pension.

Personal welfare deputy

You’ll make decisions about medical treatment and how someone is looked after.

Where to send your forms

Send all forms needed, including 2 copies of the COP1, to the Court of Protection with a cheque for the application fee.

Court of Protection
PO Box 70185
First Avenue House
42-49 High Holborn
London
WC1A 9JA

Published 1 December 2017