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COP1B Annex B to Form COP1 Supporting Information for Personal Welfare Applications

A deputyship order is a court order under which the Court of Protection appoints someone (called a deputy) to act and make decisions on behalf of a person who lacks mental capacity to manage his own affairs (called a protected person). This is usually the case where the protected person has failed to make an Enduring Power of Attorney or Lasting Power of Attorney under which he appoints his own representatives.

The Court of Protection can grant a property and affairs order, which allows the deputy to manage the protected person’s finances, or a personal welfare order which allows the deputy to make decisions about the protected person’s health, wellbeing and medical care. In either case, the Court will require supporting evidence and this form should be used specifically to provide the required evidence in applications for personal welfare deputyship orders.

This form can be downloaded directly from the government website here.