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Resources on Deputyships

A Deputyship means that you are registered with the Court of Protection to manage the affairs, financial or personal welfare, of a person over the age of 16, if they do not have mental capacity, e.g. due to severe learning disabilities.

This blog contains useful resource links to help you navigate this complicated and often expensive process.

Key information

Firstly, you can find key information on becoming a Deputy from the Government’s Office of the Public Guardian here.

FAQ when applying for a Deputyship

Deputyships FAQs March 2021
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The Office of the Public Guardian has produced a useful podcast on Spotify which answers questions from carers/family members about Deputyships.

Other useful information

Mencap UK also have a good guide and you can contact them for more advice, by calling Mencap’s Learning Disability helpline on  0808 808 1111 or you can by email.


The Challenging Behaviour Foundation also provides support for carers and families of people with severe learning difficulties. 


Applying for a Deputyship is time-consuming and can be expensive, but you can read about the help available with the fees in the following document .   

Deputyships form to apply for help with fees
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Overview for parents

Finally, the document below provides more information about what is involved as an overview from a parent. 

Applying for Deputyship - overview from a parent March 21
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