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Deputyship at 18

SupernovaSupernova Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited December 2020 in Parents and carers
Good Evening! I’m new on here & wanted advice & support where possible.
I will keep it as brief as possible. So I am a single parent, won a small negligence amount for my sons birth and therefore from the High Court I was given a court of protection deputy. 
My question is as parental control ends at 18, the deputy is taking over his well-being & financials. This leaves me possibly living in an annexe, whilst care is brought in for my son. I am middle aged, no family, no support, no friends, on everyday living PIP & carers etc. So all my benefits for my son will go to the deputy.
So firstly, shifted into an annexe, secondly, no income.
I know my son well, they don’t.
How can this be done, with the parent that’s been there every minute of everyday just thrown to one side? Does anyone have any experience of this, or know of anyone in the same situation please? Unsure how either of us will cope. He is not his real age, but several years younger. 
If anyone has any advice I would really appreciate your comments. Thank you 


  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,494 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2020
    Hello and welcome to our community @Supernova I'm sorry you meet us in these circumstances but I do hope we can help. 

    Unfortunately, my personal knowledge of deputyships is very limited so I'm unable to offer any advice.  I'd perhaps be inclined to get legal advice from The Law Centre or through an advisor on the Advice Local website.

    I didn't want to not reply though as this must be such a hard situation and my heart really does go out to you.  I've marked this post as unanswered and I'm hoping someone with more knowledgeable clout than me comes along soon!

    I really do hope things go well for you both.  If ever you need a vent, we are here to listen.  
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  • emmarenshawemmarenshaw Community champion Posts: 699 Pioneering
    Hi @Supernova I’m sorry I can’t offer any advice myself on your query apart from maybe visiting your local Citizens.Advice Bureau to see if they can assist you. Welcome to the community,  and if you need anything else or have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask us. Please keep us posted with how you are getting on.
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,788 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Supernova :) Have you been able to get in touch with Citizens Advice, or seek any legal advice? I'm sorry that I don't have an answer for you either! 
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