AIVUK offer both face-to-face and virtual assessments in accordance with Government and Court of Protection guidance, clients' best interests and the situation with COVID-19. Decisions will be made on a case by case basis by individual AIVuk members after discussing requirements.

This hybrid approach will remain under review by individual AIVuk members and is subject to any change in Government guidance, in particular any localised restrictions which may be in force.

Please contact the relevant visitor with any queries you may have.

Who We Are

The AIVuk comprises a nationwide group of experts, including current and ex-Court of Protection Visitors, who formed an alliance to work with private clients and their families, solicitors, Deputies and Attorneys in upholding and safeguarding best interests.


Visitors carry out a number of tasks, from individual case management of clients through to general support with Court of Protection and Office of the Public Guardian matters. They work with professional and lay Deputies. They offer general health and social welfare support as added value to the Deputy role. They are qualified to provide mental capacity assessments, Skills Based Certificates for Lasting Powers of Attorney and are available to serve Notices. For busy professional Deputies they can provide a fee paid visits service to a set, but adaptable, format, geared to providing the information needed when accounting to the Office of the Public Guardian.

New Members

Due to the relocation of members and forthcoming retirements over the coming months, AIVuk is seeking new members to cover the following areas:

  • Cumbria
  • North and Central Wales
  • Bath and the surround area
  • Areas around Birmingham
  • Nottingham and the surrounding towns
  • The area between Milton Keynes and Watford

If you have extensive experience of conducting Mental Capacity assessments and the knowledge and skills required to deliver the broad range of services offered by the AIVuk and wish to be considered for AIVuk membership, please indicating which of the above areas you could cover.

How We Work

Members pool their extensive knowledge and resources to provide expertise in working with elderly and disabled people. They hold a range of professional qualifications and include social workers and nurses and have a comprehensive knowledge of Court of Protection and Office of the Public Guardian procedures and of the health and social welfare context of clients.

Find Out More

Use the main menu to find how we can help a range individuals and organisations, whether it be short term, with general advice and support, or more complex and long term, with advocacy and case management.