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Special Guardianship Order

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.

The website below 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

Who to contact

Parent Organisation

Last updated: 21 Jan 2021