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Mental Welfare Commission response to queries related to when to use s13ZA v Guardianship following the Cheshire West Supreme Court decision.
There may be a need to start the process of applying for guardianship in order that the guardian is in place when the individual turns 16.
We have been in discussion with the Scottish Legal Aid Board about civil legal aid for welfare guardianship applications.
Our updated guide that sets out options for managing the money of people who - due to mental ill health or learning disability - are unable to manage their own finances. (2014)