Statutory guidance

Special guardianship guidance

Statutory guidance on the special guardianship services local authorities need to provide in accordance with the Children Act 1989.

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Special guardianship guidance

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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:

Statutory guidance is issued by law. You must follow it unless there’s a good reason not to.