Welfare Deputyship Applications
Health and welfare – the court generally prefer to make welfare decisions as and when they are required however, they do, in certain circumstances appoint a deputy. The court will issue an order entitling the deputy to make day to day health and welfare decisions. This can be useful for the parents of children who have had profound disabilities from birth where they are wishing to continue to assist the child with health and welfare issues. Once a child is eighteen they are no longer able to give consent for health decisions such as dental or doctor’s appointments and the court is usually happy to appoint the parents as deputy in these circumstances.
Applying for a deputyship for an ageing relative or where disability is less profound can be more difficult and we can advise you of the chances of success and the framework in place for these decisions.
If you would like to discuss any of these issues with our specialist team please call 01772 258321