Court friends

The role of a court friend is to support a person when they go to court. 

If a person is the subject of an application to court about their ability to make certain decisions, the court can ask us to appoint a court friend to them. The court may only do this if the person does not have a lawyer, decision supporter or someone suitable to support them. 

A court friend can attend court with the person. They can promote the person’s interests and wishes. They can attend any meetings and discussions about the person’s welfare.