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Special Guardianship - Factsheet

Special Guardianship is an order made by the court that places a child or a young person to live with someone permanently and gives legal status for non parents who are or wish to care for that child or young person in a long term secure placement.

This factsheet is produced by the Coram Children’s Legal Centre.

The factsheet contains information on:

  • What is Special Guardianship?
  • What are the effects of a Special Guardianship Order?
  • Who has Parental Responsibility?
  • Alternatives to Special Guardianship
  • The process involved when applying for Special Guardianship
  • The kinds of support available for Special Guardians

Download the Coram Children's Legal Centre Special Guardianship Order Factsheet in related links.

Who to contact

Website
www.childrenslegalcentre.com
Parent Organisation
Coram

Last updated: 01 Jun 2020

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