Form COP3: Make a report on someone's capacity to make decisions

Use Form COP3 (an 'assessment of capacity') to submit an expert opinion about someone's mental capacity as part of an application to make decisions for them.



Send this form to the Court of Protection along with Form COP1: Apply to make decisions on someone’s behalf.

Find out more about making decisions for someone.

Accessing the PDF form

To access and fill in this form on your computer you’ll need to use Adobe Acrobat Reader. Follow these steps:

  • download Adobe Reader for free

  • Windows users - right-click on the form link then select ‘Save target as’ or ‘Save link as’

  • Mac users - right-click on the form link then select ‘Save linked file as’ or ‘Save link as’

  • save the form (in your ‘documents’ folder, for example)

  • open Adobe Reader and then select the saved form

If the form still doesn’t open, contact

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Published 1 December 2017
Last updated 7 May 2020 + show all updates
  1. Signature box can now accept typed name.

  2. Added translation