Special Guardianship Order - Factsheet
A Special Guardianship Order is an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child's “Special Guardian” It is a private law order made under the Children Act 1989 and is intended for those children who cannot live with their birth parents and who would benefit from a legally secure placement.
This factsheet is produced by the Grandparents Association.
The factsheet contains information on:
- What is a Special Guardianship Order?
- Who can apply?
- Who cannot apply?
- The Court’s Decision
- The role of the Local Authority
- What is the effect of a Special Guardianship Order?
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Last updated: 28 Mar 2019