Special guardianship review
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We're seeking views about the use of special guardianship orders (SGOs).
Special guardianship was introduced in 2005 as an alternative legal status providing permanence for children when they are unable to remain with their parents until they are 18-years-old.
We invite your views on:
- how the use of special guardianship has changed since its introduction in 2005
- the assessment process
- the advice and support for special guardians
- examples of best practice