Find out about emergency applications for becoming a deputy and in what cases these are issued.
- Becoming a deputy for a person with dementia
- How to apply to become a deputy
- Duties of a deputy and who to tell
- Supervision and limits to a deputy's powers
- Support from the Office of the Public Guardian
- You are here: Emergency applications
- Deputies and dementia - frequently asked questions
- Becoming a deputy - more resources
If there is a clear risk that someone may suffer serious loss or harm, then you can make an emergency application to the court to become a deputy. This is only to be used if the court is required to make a decision within 24 hours.
- urgent medical treatment
- preventing someone being removed from the place where they live
- to execute a statutory will or important financial transaction where the person's life expectancy is very short.
To make your emergency application, you should contact the court on 0300 456 4600 and ask to speak to an urgent business officer, who will discuss the case with you and make arrangements to receive your application and present it to a judge.