Assisted Deputyship

Assisted Deputyship Application Programme (ADAP)

Parents who have children with special needs need to apply to be appointed as their child’s deputy so that they can continue to make legal decisions for their child, who do not have mental capacity to manage their matters, even after he or she turns 21. The Assisted Deputyship Application Programme uses a combination of template forms, psychologist reports and legal assistance which reduces the cost and simplifies the application process for parents.

ADAP is available for parents at 15 Special Education (SPED) schools with graduating cohorts between 18 to 21 years old and some Day Activity Centres (DACs) and Sheltered Workshops (SWs).

For more information, please visit or approach your child's SPED school/DAC/SW social worker directly for more information.​​​​​