The UK Rules
Changing Your Deputyship

How to Change Your Deputyship

You must follow the set process to change your deputyship or make a one-off decision. Find out how to apply to the court and what happens afterward.

You can use the same procedures to change deputyship or make a one-off decision. You must apply to the Court of Protection if:

To apply, you need to download an application form as well as a witness statement. The two forms that you must use are:

When you give a witness statement about a person who lacks mental capacity it should include:

You will need to send the following items to the Court of Protection to complete the application process:

Court of Protection
PO Box 70185
First Avenue House
42-49 High Holborn
London
WC1A 9JA

Note: Use Form EX160 to apply for help with court fees. You may get a reduction or you may not have to pay a fee at all. You can also get help with changing a deputyship from the Court of Protection.

Court of Protection
Telephone: 0300 456 4600
Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
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ALSO IN THIS SECTION

Annual Report for Deputies | How to write a report each year explaining the decisions you made.

Ending a Deputyship | Check the process if you no longer want (or need) to be someone's deputy.

After You Change Your Deputyship

When you change the court order, it may inform you to notify other people with an interest about the changes. Others may not agree with the change. If not, they can either object to them or ask the court to reconsider the proposed changes.

Other interested parties can ask the court to reconsider (either):


Changing Deputyship or Making a One Off Decision Outside a Court Order

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