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.

The Department for Education 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

Ways to respond:

Patrick Towgood/Neil Comport
Level 1, Adoption and Family Law
Sanctuary Buildings
20 Great Smith Street

Department for Education
Published 16 July 2015