Rule 1.2A Representative

This is a kind of support people can get if they may be deprived of their liberty in a community or domestic setting. Where the person has no family, an advocate may be appointed to be the Rule 1.2 Representative.

A Rule 1.2 Representative is someone who is able to consider whether, from the perspective of the person’s best interests, they agree or do not agree that the Court should authorise the person’s package of care and support, resulting in a deprivation of their liberty, in either a community or domestic setting. 

Where the person has no family, an advocate may be appointed to be the Rule 1.2 Representative.