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Applying to the Court of Protection for Deputyship
If a person lacks capacity to make decisions for themselves and they haven’t made a power of attorney it can become necessary for someone to be appointed to act on their behalf. A person may lack capacity to make their own decisions for a number of reasons, perhaps because they have learning disabilities or due to serious illness or injury. In these circumstances an application can be made to the Court of Protection for someone to be appointed as the person’s deputy. If you are appointed as a deputy by the Court of Protection this will enable you to make decisions on that person’s behalf.
There are two types of deputy: