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.