COP3 court of protection mental

capacity assessment

Our qualified experienced and registered Social Workers complete all of our mental capacity assessments. We provide a relaxed and informal approach to ensure you have the best opportunity and help in making decisions. 

What is COP3?

Court of Protection (COP3)


When applying for deputyship to the court of protection, the courts require a mental capacity assessment to be completed by a health and social care professional. This is commonly referred to as a COP3.


Our Social Workers are experienced experts in assessing capacity and understand that an efficient service means clients can be safeguarded, we aim to have a turn around of 7 calendar days from referral to completion.

What happens if the person has capacity?

A CoP3 form is designed to evidence a lack of capacity, however as per the principals of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) we always assume capacity.

If a person does have capacity then we can still complete a COP24 Witness Statement and also provide a full mental capacity assessment report at no additional cost. 

In Person Assessment

Our assessors ensure any assessment is therapeutic in nature, the Mental Capacity Act (2005) promotes the concept of supporting people to make their own decisions, it's not about removing your ability to make decisions.


Our assessments usually take place in the individuals home, whether this is a private residence or a care home, although on occasion it's necessary for assessments to take place in hospitals or in private organised rooms such as hotel meeting rooms.


An assessment, will, on average take approximately 1 hour and our experienced Social Workers try to ensure it is a comfortable and relaxed experience, its important to us that the individual feels confident enough to engage with us, as it is only that way we can get a true understanding of someone’s capacity.

Telehealth via secure video link

Face to face mental capacity assessments are always going to be best practice. However, in those instances where this is not feasible, we offer a safe, secure and professional online mental capacity assessment via our integrated telehealth service.


As with our face to face assessments, our qualified experienced and registered Social Workers complete all of our telehealth mental capacity assessments. We provide a relaxed and informal approach to ensure you have the best opportunity and help in making decisions.

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0333 987 5118

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