Issue details

Special Guardianship Order (SGO) Policy

A proposed change to policy in line with national guidelines.


The report seeks cabinet approval to re-set our local policy framework to the support provided to Special Guardship Carers. The proposals align with the Special Guardianship Regulations 2005 which specify the conditions for providing Special Guardianship Support services including the provision of financial support. 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects 2 or more wards;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 06/02/2024

Decision due: 12 Mar 2024 by Cabinet

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Children's Services

Lead director: Strategic Director - Children and Families

Department: Children (stat)

Contact: Anna Gledhill, Head of Children's Improvement, Partnerships & Voice Email:

Members/Officers Involved: Joel Hanna, Anna Gledhill, Councillor Kendrick