Hi Lily-Lou, I am my daughters legally appointed deputy through the court of protection. She is 22 and has complex needs including LD’s and is functioning at around 8/9 years old. She is unable to make the most basic of decisions inc what to have for breakfast or what to wear each day. For LPA you will need your daughters consent I believe but the deputyship is decided by the courts so my daughter was not involved in the process. It will depend on your daughters mental capacity. Our GP assessed my daughter as lacking in mental capacity and I applied for the deputyship. It took about 9 months and the courts write to you every step of the way in quite legal terms obviously but it was ok. Hope that helps a little!
Thankyou so much for your reply this really helps me.
Here if you need me @Lily-Lou.
Sorry but another question if you don’t mind.
Has having Deputyship enabled you to have a say in your daughter’s decisions in relation with Health and Financial matters?
Hi yes @Lily-Lou, I applied for both and got both of them ok. As long as you do everything for the persons best interests then its ok. I make notes of any appts and keep receipts and bank statements as you are required to fill in annual reports for the courts. Hope that helps Jo.
A real help. Great MeMaz. Thankyou.
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