If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.
Power of Attorney for a person with learning disability and 16/17 years old
I have an autistic and SEND child. I bought some NS&I Premium Bonds. since he turned 16, they government agency NS&I has been declining all types of requests (letters from GP, Consultants. Head Teacher., Social Worker etc). They ask PoA from gov.co.uk that is standard form but its for Adults. They don't let me take control of my child's bonds. I buy bonds for all my children. I never anticipated such obstacle. I tried to search options online visited various Law firms who suggested completing form and then send to UK GOV. That was again same LPA form that I downloaded from gov.uk website. I read about mental Capacity Act (MCA) but could not find any help for any official form. If anyone in this forum has gone through this issue, and knows simple solution, please suggest. Some local solicitor advised me visit magistrate court for resolution as ordinary Bank system is simple but government financial system is more challenging and officers follow written protocols that may not have any provision, but deals each case independently like home-office. What a challenge has become parenting for keyworkers in this pandemic.