Guidance

Deputy guidance: how to carry out your duties

Advice to help court-appointed deputies look after adults at risk.

Documents

How to be a property and affairs deputy (SD3)

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How to be a health and welfare deputy (SD4)

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Guidance for people wanting to manage a bank account for someone else

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Detail

These leaflets are for anyone who has been appointed as a deputy by the Court of Protection. They include guidance on:

  • getting started and general information about being a deputy
  • how to make decisions
  • keeping records
  • reporting to the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG)
  • how OPG supervises deputies
  • investigations and protecting vulnerable adults
  • Court of Protection visitors
  • dealing with banks and other financial institutions