Protecting the vulnerable

Government policies and bodies provide protection to people who are unable to make decisions for themselves. This includes people with mental health conditions and children.

The Court Funds Office, Court of Protection and the Public Trustee work with professionals and stakeholders 

Who this section is for

  • Professionals working with Court of Protection clients
  • Police interviewing vulnerable, intimidated, and significant witnesses and other practitioners tasked with preparing witnesses during the criminal justice process.

What’s in this section

  • Vulnerable and intimidated witnesses
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Court Funds Office
  • Official Solicitor
  • Public Trustee

For members of the public

If you are a member of the public and require more information about mental capacity and the law, you can find it on Directgov


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