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Reports under section 37 of the Children Act 1989Under section 37 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989), the court has the power to order an...
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Issuing private children proceedings in the Family CourtCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family...
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9th Jun
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Is it possible to obtain a special guardianship order in relation to a child who is over the age of 16?A special guardianship order (SGO) is a private...
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5th Jun
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Does the making of an interim care order automatically discharge a special guardianship order?Whereas the making of a special guardianship order will...
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5th Jun
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Can the court order a local authority to pay a special guardianship order allowance to former foster parents for more than two years?The section...
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Produced in partnership with Tim Earl of Suffolk Legal 5th Jun
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Is it possible to vary a special guardianship order?Section 14E of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) provides that ChA 1989, s 11(7) (apart from...
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5th Jun
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Where an interim care order has been made, can a local authority be ordered to pay a lump sum to proposed special guardians in order that they can...
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5th Jun
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Can a special guardian change the surname of a child in their care if the child’s parents have parental responsibility?The effect of a special...
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5th Jun
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Special guardianship ordersSpecial guardianship ordersA special guardianship order (SGO) is an order appointing one or more individuals to be a...
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5th Jun
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Applicants for a special guardianship orderCircumstances in which a special guardianship order may be madeThe court may make a special guardianship...
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5th Jun
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Support for special guardiansSupport for special guardiansUnder the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989), local authorities have an obligation to make...
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5th Jun
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Duration, variation and discharge of special guardianship ordersDuration of special guardianship ordersA special guardianship order (SGO) will...
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5th Jun
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Procedure—special guardianship applicationsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division,...
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5th Jun
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The effects of special guardianship ordersSpecial guardianship ordersA special guardianship order (SGO) gives non-parents a more permanent legal...
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5th Jun
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The court's powers when making a special guardianship orderExisting ordersMaking a special guardianship order (SGO) does not automatically discharge...
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