What is involved in being an attorney?
As an attorney, your role will be to make certain decisions on behalf of the person. You can only make decisions that are listed in the enduring power of attorney.
If and when the person loses capacity to make certain decisions, you will register the enduring power of attorney with us. You must tell certain people, like the person’s spouse/civil partner and adult children, and provide them with a copy of the arrangement.
When you are making a decision on behalf of the person, you will strictly follow the person’s wishes, as written down in the agreement. You will also make every effort to find out the person’s present wishes about the decision. This could involve seeking the views of the person’s friends, family and trusted advisors. You will help them to be involved in the decision making as much as possible.
There will be a Code of Practice for the guidance of attorneys.