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Special Guardianship Orders


A consultation is now open on new proposals from Welsh Government to amend the Special Guardianship (Wales) Regulations 2005 and on a new code of practice for local authorities.

In brief, the amendments cover:

  • The assessment of potential special guardians
  • Provision of support to former looked after children
  • Entitlement to assessment for special guardianship support services.

The code of practice covers how local authority should work in respect to special guardianship orders.

The consultation ends on 27 November 2017.

To read the draft code of practice and the proposals, as well as to respond to the consultation, please visit the Welsh Government’s consultation site.