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Support for special guardiansUnder the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989), local authorities have an obligation to make arrangements for the provision of...
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17th Jan
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Special guardianship ordersA special guardianship order (SGO) is an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child's special guardian. It has...
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17th Jan
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Existing ordersMaking a special guardianship order (SGO) does not automatically discharge any existing orders made under section 8 of the Children Act...
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17th Jan
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Special guardianship ordersA special guardianship order (SGO) gives non-parents a more permanent legal status than they would have if they were named...
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17th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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17th Jan
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Circumstances in which a special guardianship order may be madeThe court may make a special guardianship order (SGO):•as the result of a free-standing...
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17th Jan
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The section 14A(11) of the Children Act 1989 provides that 'The court may not make a special guardianship order unless it has received a report…[from...
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Duration of special guardianship ordersA special guardianship order (SGO) will continue until the child attains the age of 18 unless it is discharged...
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28th Nov
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The effect of a special guardianship order (SGO) is that, while the order remains in force, the special guardian appointed by the order has parental...
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28th Nov
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Whereas the making of a special guardianship order will automatically discharge a care order by virtue of section 91(5A) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA...
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28th Nov
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A special guardianship order (SGO) is a private law order provided by section 14A(1) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) appointing one or more...
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28th Nov
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Section 14E of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) provides that ChA 1989, s 11(7) (apart from paragraph (c))—the power to impose conditions to an...
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