“The First Day of Forever”: film launched to improve journey for special guardians | via @ChildFamJustice

Source: Centre for Child & Family Justice Research First published: 9.9.20

This documentary film The First Day of Forever’ focuses on the experiences of special guardians in England and the rewards and challenges of bringing up relatives’ children following care proceedings. Made by the Centre Co-Director Professor Judith Harwin, in partnership with kinship care charity Grandparents Plus, and CoramBAAF , special guardians speak out about how unsupported and isolated they felt.

Given too little or the wrong information, misunderstood, shut out of court or lost in a sea of legal and social work jargon, special guardians describe how they felt locked into a bewildering process beset with obstacles at every turn and afraid to question or challenge the authorities. Watch the film:

Read more at source: The First Day Forever

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