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Research and analysis Investigating special guardianship

Qualitative case file analysis commissioned by the Department for Education looked into the effect of the 26-week time limit for standard care cases and court judgements on the use of special guardianship. Read the findings from analysis of local authority case files here: Special guardianship: qualitative case file analysis

The government has also used a Call for Evidence to consult on the use of Special Guardianship. See a summary of the responses below or download the full report at source here: Special guardianship review: report on findings Government consultation response

Read more about this story including anticipated changes to the law and measures to improve assessment and support here: Law on special guardianship assessments to be reformed immediately


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