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Family Justice Council issues interim guidance on special guardianship

Family Justice Council issues interim guidance on special guardianship
Published on: 24 May 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Family Justice Council issues interim guidance on special guardianship
  • What is the background to the interim guidance?
  • What are the key points in the guidance?
  • What are the next steps?

Article summary

Family analysis: The Family Justice Council has issued interim guidance on special guardianship, with the approval of the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane. The primary purpose of the interim guidance is to address cases where an extension to the statutory 26-week time limit is sought in order to assess potential special guardians more fully within public law children proceedings, and is in response to some of the issues identified by Sir James Munby in Re P-S (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 1407, [2019] 1 FLR 251. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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