Impact of the Family Justice Reforms on Front-Line Practice Phase Two: Special Guardianship Orders (2015)

Evidence Scopes
Published: May 2015
Author: Dr. Susannah Bowyer, Dr. Julie Wilkinson

In recent years there has been an increased use of Special Guardianship Orders (SGOs), with SGOs being used in a wider range of circumstances than was originally intended. This report draws on interviews with professionals in six local authorities. It focuses on changes in local authority and Cafcass professionals' perspectives of how SGOs are being used since the family justice reforms and recent court judgements compared to previously.

Aimed at: All social care practitioners.

Number of pages: 32

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Impact of the Family Justice Reforms on Front-Line Practice Phase Two: Special Guardianship Orders (2015)