Statutory guidance on the special guardianship services local authorities need to provide in accordance with the Children Act 1989.
This guidance is for local authorities.
It outlines the special guardianship support services that local authorities must provide.
You should read this guidance along with:
- The Special Guardianship Regulations 2005
- the Children Act 1989
- the Adoption and Children Act 2002
Statutory guidance is issued by law. You must follow it unless there’s a good reason not to.