Deputyship COP3 Capacity Assessment
What is a Deputyship?
You can apply to become someone’s deputy if they lack the mental capacity to make a decision for themselves at the time it needs to be made, for example, because of an illness or accident, or because they have dementia or severe learning disabilities.
As a deputy, you’ll be authorised by the Court of Protection to make decisions on their behalf. You can apply to be someone’s deputy to help them manage property and financial affairs, or to help them manage their personal welfare, including their health, wellbeing and care.
What is a COP3?
When you apply to the Court of Protection to become a deputy, the courts require a Mental Capacity Assessment to be completed by a health and social care professional, commonly referred to as a COP3.
As experienced COP3 assessors, we understand how important it is to act quickly and safeguard individuals at risk. That’s why we aim to complete COP3 assessments within 7 days, from referral to completion.
Person Centred Assessments
A COP3 form is designed to evidence a lack of mental capacity, but in line with the principles of the Mental Capacity Act (2005), we always assume an individual has capacity. If a person does have capacity, we provide a COP3 form supported by a full mental capacity assessment report at no additional cost.