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.
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
Published 1 December 2017