Special guardianship order 

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A special guardianship order appoints one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian(s). 

The result of the order would mean that the special guardian would hold parental responsibility. It does not however terminate the parental responsibility belonging to the parents of the child. 

It provides permanency and security for the child but does not involve legal separation from the child’s parents. This may be more appropriate when, for example, children are being permanently cared for by members of their wider birth family or older children who do not wish to be legally separated from their birth families. 

For advice on who can apply for a special guardian order and th e procedure involved, please contact our Family Team who will be happy to assist. 

Contact us today without obligation. Call 01803 213251 or complete the enquiry form.  

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