Special guardianship

Special guardianship guidance:

Circumstances in which a special guardianship order may be made The court may make a special guardianship order (SGO): • as the result of a free-standing application by...

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Duration of special guardianship orders A special guardianship order (SGO) will continue until the child attains the age of 18 unless it is discharged sooner by an order...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the decision of the UK on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU. This has implications for practitioners, inter alia, when considering which...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for practitioners, inter alia, when considering which courts...

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Special guardianship orders A special guardianship order (SGO) is an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child's special guardian. It has been described as...

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Support for special guardians Under the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989), local authorities have an obligation to make arrangements for the provision of support for special...

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Existing orders Making a special guardianship order (SGO) does not automatically discharge any existing orders made under section 8 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) (s...

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Special guardianship orders A special guardianship order (SGO) gives non-parents a more permanent legal status than they would have if they were named in a child...

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