What is deputyCOP?

deputyCOP is an online, browser based software, requiring no download/installation of software. This provides a platform that can be accessed anywhere, on any of your devices, providing secure essential tools to help Court of Protection (COP) appointed Deputies. The software helps with the management of all OPG forms data prior to the submission of completed annual returns to the Office of the Public Guardian.

There are 2 types of Deputy:

Both Deputies who act in a professional capacity and those family members who have been appointed as a Deputy, will normally work with case Managers and other family members. This ensures that people who are affected by incapacity get the best and most cost-effective tailor-made support so they can have the best possible quality of life.

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) is the administrative arm of the Court of Protection (COP) and supervises Deputies working with other relevant organisations (e.g. social services, if the person who lacks capacity is receiving social care). They also oversee the financial management duties and decisions carried out by the Deputy.

A Deputy can be either:

When a Deputy is appointed to manage a person’s property and financial affairs, the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) assesses the level of supervision and support required of that Deputy. There are 4 levels of supervision:

On the anniversary of the date of the Court order, Deputies are required to submit an annual return to the Office of the Public Guardian.

This report requires an account of the decisions and the actions the Deputy has taken. It provides information that supports all the decisions taken, together with an account of how the Deputy has dealt with the other person’s money.

DeputyCOP offers a simple to use software solution for record keeping that automatically carries out the book keeping function and produces the annual return at the click of a button.

DeputyCOP allows you to carry out the day-to-day entry and management of data for all OPG returns and it will automatically complete the necessary OPG forms as required.