Preparing for adulthood
Mental capacity and decision making (for parents and carers)
If you are the parent or carer of a young person who does not have the mental capacity to make their own decisions, then you might need to consider becoming a power of attorney or deputy.
One important difference is that a power of attorney is appointed by the person needing support while they still have the capacity whereas a deputy is appointed by the Court of Protection.
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