What is the Court of Protection?
The Court of Protection is the judicial body responsible for making decisions relating to the management of the affairs of those individuals who lack the mental capacity to do so themselves. Those decisions may relate to property and finance, or questions of health and welfare.
The Court of Protection is responsible for:
- Deciding whether a person has the mental capacity to make a decision for themselves.
- Appointing family members or friends as Deputies to make best-interest decisions on behalf of the individual who lacks mental capacity.
- Giving permission for people to make one-off decisions on behalf of a person who lacks mental capacity
- Making decisions on both lasting power of attorney and enduring power of attorney - this includes considering objections to their registration.
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