Special Guardianship Orders

Are decisions being made for the child, or the local authority?

Community Care has asked leaders from the adoption, kinship care and fostering sectors for their views on how the rise in special guardianship orders has impacted permanency.


“What we are seeing now, firstly through anecdote and now more robustly through the Research in Practice report, Family justice review: special guardianship orders, is a series of decisions that do not seem to me to be in the best interests of some individual children”.

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