Special Needs Protection

Special Needs Protection

I spoke to a mother of a child who was fasting approaching 18 with multiple disabilities.  Having had parental responsiblity for all that time, she was surprised that at the age of 18 her child was expected to handle her own affairs and decisions would be taken out of her hands!

I was able to talk to her and explain the implications of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and how it applied to her situation, and help her apply for a Lasting Power of Attorney and Deputyship for her child.