Posted on 29th May 2018
Q: What is the Court of Protection?
A: The Court of Protection (COP) makes decisions about the finances and welfare of people who are permanently or temporarily unable to make decisions for themselves. The COP can:
decide whether someone has mental capacity to make a decision
appoint deputies to make ongoing decisions
give people permission to make one-off decisions
handle urgent or emergency applications
consider applications to make statutory wills or gifts
make decisions about when someone can be detained under the Mental Capacity Act.